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17 resources with the concept the prehistoric era

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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Migration of Early Humans: Evidence and Interpretations

For Teachers 6th Standards
While much of prehistory is cloaked in mystery, ancient ancestors left evidence in DNA, languages, and materials from their time. Using photographs of items such as cave paintings and ancient tools, as well as maps of linguistic patterns...
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Drawing Dinos

For Students 6th - 12th
Five steps walk budding artists through the process of drawing a dinosaur. A drawing guide showcases four dinosaurs—stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops, and allosaurus. 
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The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What effect could one person's invention have on the human race? In the case of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, small improvements in farming methods led to increased food production. The human population began to boom, leading us...
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How Neolithic Farmers Increased Their Standard of Living

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How do people improve their economic situations? While many learners may not consider questions about how many crops to grow in ancient times were economic decisions, a hands-on activity encourages individuals to make these connections....
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Great Civilizations Develop around Rivers

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
If you lived in prehistoric times, what kinds of choices could your family make to increase their chance of survival? By making similar decisions in a simulation game, participants discover how specialization creates both opportunity and...
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Sea Monsters 3

For Teachers 4th - 12th
"Sea Monsters 3," the final video of a three-part series, takes a close look at the styxosaurus. It resembles a long-neck dinosaur under the sea. This video will also discuss the dolichorhynchops and the herperornis.
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Stone Tool Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use Internet to familiarize themselves with variety of stone tools used by early man, create information chart describing each tool and its purpose, and discuss why tools have survived thousands of years.
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Pottery-making Methods

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students become experimental archaeologists using three methods of pottery making before the invention of the pottery wheel.
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The First Humans: Prehistory-3500 B.C. "Lucy"

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore prehistoric times by completing web activities in class. In this human ancestry lesson, students identify the archaeological discovery of the "Lucy" skeleton and what it meant for science. Students investigate the Leakey...
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How "prehistoric" are you?

For Students 6th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, learners respond to 7 multiple choice questions about prehistoric times. Students may submit their answers to be scored.  
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Reconstructing Artifacts

For Teachers K - 12th
Students investigate artifacts and reconstruct them. In this artifact lesson, students research archaeologists and Native American groups. Students plan a design for a clay pot which represent the Native American artifact.
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Prehistoric Puzzle

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science instructional activity, students find the words that are related to prehistoric times and the answers are found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
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Ecoregions of Texas

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils map the ecoregions in Texas and illustrate the vegetation native to the region. They will use their maps to investigate why prehistoric hunter-gatherers might have decided to live in one area over another, such as the ancient...
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La Vie en Cave!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils explain the purpose of cave paintings and rock art, identify some of the animals that roamed France in prehistoric times, appreciate the methods used by ancient civilization to create cave and rock art, and use appropriate French...
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Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 4th
Students read or listen to books about dinosaurs in order to be able to identify ten dinosaurs. They determine whether the dinosaurs are meat or plant eaters by researching them. They write a book including factual information from their...
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Dino Detectives

For Teachers 4th
As students examine maps of Utah, 4th graders search for clues about what prehistoric life was like in Utah.