Prehistory Teacher Resources

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Human PreHistory 101 Part 1: Out of (Eastern) Africa

For Students 6th - 12th
A five-minute featurette focuses on human prehistory from about 60,000 to 20,000 years ago. Clever animation and easy-to-understand narration makes this a nice choice for your biology class. Mentioned are the use of tools, creation of...
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Making Prehistory

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create mock fossil records based on current scientific theories about prehistory. By learning about what fossil records teach us about different prehistoric time periods, students gain a greater understanding of theories of...
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Teach Prehistory!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Are you wondering how on Earth you're going to teach prehistory to your class? Don't worry, you'll find everything you need to conduct a unit study on the Ice Age, human origins, and the evolution of human culture. Included is a list of...
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Human PreHistory 101 Part 3: Agriculture Rocks Our World

For Students 9th - 12th
Around 14,000 years ago, the ice age melted. What did humans do in response? They settled down and began to farm their food. Visit the Fertile Crescent and beyond through animation and narrated explanations. Viewers learn about the birth...
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Human PreHistory 101: Prologue

For Students 6th - 12th
The Khan Academy displays an animated and narrated clip about human prehistory and the relationships between us and our ancestors. The formal narration is balanced by the hand-drawn animation, making an attraction that is sure to hold...
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Human PreHistory 101 Part 2: Weathering the Storm

For Students 6th - 12th
The last ice age occurred around 20,000 years ago. What were the conditions like? How did our ancestors survive them? These questions are briefly explored in a three-minute video clip. See how in a relatively short time, humans spread...
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Ardipithecus ramidus: A Prehistory Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover details about the genus Ardipithecus. In this prehistory lesson, students listen to a lecture about the attributes of Ardipithecus. Students then conduct further research on either Ardipithecus ramidus or...
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Prehistory Test

For Students 9th - 12th
In this prehistory test worksheet, students respond to 20 multiple choice, 10 matching, and 6 short answer questions about eras of prehistory and ancient civilizations.
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The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Theoretical physicists say that space and time are one thing created by the Big Bang. According to them, nothing happened in the time before the Big Bang because time did not exist. The first Crash Course-Big History video in a 16-part...
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European Ice Age Evidence

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Evidence in Europe points to the edge of a glacier in London, and large woolly mammoth bones have been found in the North Sea, pointing to a large flood. This short clip ends after that, but shows some great footage of the woolly mammoth...
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Prehistory: Our Ancestors Emerge

For Students 8th - 12th
In this prehsitory worksheet, students read a 3-page article about antropological finds and then respond to 2 short answer questions based on the article.
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Prehistory Prowl

For Students 7th - 12th
In this North Dakota prehistory activity instructional activity, students study the mastodon, bison, native plants, and native people of North Dakota as they respond to 21 drawing, graphic organizer and matching questions.
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Prehistory

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Images of the Atapuerca Caves, the cave paintings at Altamira, and a Neanderthal skull found at Forbes' Quarry on Gibraltar serve to introduce kids to prehistoric sites in Spain. Designed to support a study of prehistoric Spain, the...
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Prehistoric Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Make prehistoric culture easy for your class to understand with this well-composed presentation. It provides timelines for the Neolithic, paleolithic age, and the agricultural revolution. Images and information on two prehistoric sites...
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Human PreHistory 101: Epilogue

For Students 6th - 12th
How did today's melting pot of culture and race occur? Take a look at this very short clip to explore the answer. This is the last of nine videos about the tree of life and human history. It does not stand well on its own. However, it...
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Writing Exercises: Early Peoples

For Students 7th - 9th
Human prehistory is an exciting topic for many learners! Engage your social studies class in critical thinking by having them answer the three short essay questions on this worksheet. They need to know why prehistoric people migrate, how...
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Cave Art: Discovering Prehistoric Humans through Pictures

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore how people in earlier times used art as a way to record stories and communicate ideas by studying paintings from the Cave of Lascaux and other caves in France. Three lessons on one page.
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Dinosaur Crossword Puzzle-- Hard

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science/reading worksheet, students study vocabulary pertaining to dinosaurs and fit 20 words into a crossword puzzle. There are no clues-- this makes this a difficult puzzle.
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Mesozoic Word Search-- Difficult

For Students 5th - 6th
In this word search worksheet, learners learn terms pertaining to the Mesozoic era of dinosaurs. Students analyze 50 words and locate them in a word search.
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The Sun and The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Amaze your class with the fact that more than 1,000 confirmed planets exist. The video explains the formation and development of planets, especially the earth. It covers the solar nebula, birth of the sun, and the development of the...
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Exploring the Universe: Crash Course Big History #2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
According to Carl Sagan, we are all made of star particles. The second video in a series of 16 explains what happened after the big bang. It discusses cosmic background radiation, chemistry, galaxies, heavy elements, and the creation of...
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Time Warp: From Frontier to Prehistory

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students explore Native American culture. In this prehistoric American history lesson, students engage in a variety of activities that culminate in a museum trip. This lesson is well planned and could be adapted to fit local prehistoric...
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Walking with Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Breath new life into your class's study of dinosaurs with this extensive collection of materials. Offering everything from a printable T-rex mask, word searches, and connect-the-dots activities to informational handouts, hands-on...
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Meet the Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Take your class of youngsters on a prehistoric adventure with this four-lesson series on dinosaurs. Accompanying the Meet the Dinosaurs books by Don Lessem, these lessons engage children in writing their own dinosaur books, making...