PreHistory

Introduction

How and why did life originate?  

What did the earth look like four million years ago?

Who lived here?

What did they look like?

How might human beings survive the onset of flood, fire, drought, and other natural threats?

Humans are curious creatures. We want to know where we came from, in part, as a way of figuring out where we are going in the future.  Our need to know is sometimes overwhelming. Archaeologists and anthropologists dig through dirt, study DNA samples, examine artifacts, and try to construct a picture of the earliest human ancestors.

Like the famous archaeologists Dr. Jones and Dr. Bravestone we are challenging you to become the next famous archaeologist and uncover the hidden facts about...

 

Task

Using the given materials to discover and present your Archeological findings on your specific topic. 

 

Group One- Cave Paintings

Group Two- Tools

Group Three- Sculptures

Group Four- Architecture and Music

Group Five- Human Origins

Process

Cave Paintings

1. Go to the following websites:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20141027-a-journey-deep-inside-spains-temple-of-cave-art

https://archeologie.culture.fr/lascaux/fr#/fr/00.xml

2. Explore the websites and gather information and fill out your guided notes.

3. Organize your research into a google slide presentation with illustrations.

 

Tools

1. Go to the following websites:

https://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/collections/arch-anth/highlights/paleolithic_tools_from_mount%20_carmel.html

https://history.visualstories.com/tools-used-in-mesolithic-era

https://www.history.com/news/hunter-gatherer-tools-breakthroughs

https://sciencing.com/list-neolithic-stone-tools-8252604.html

2. Explore the websites and gather information and fill out your guided notes.

3. Organize your research into a google slide presentation with illustrations.

 

Sculptures

1. Go to the following websites:

http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/prehistoric/sculpture.htm#:~:text=%20Prehistoric%20Sculpture%20%28c.230%2C000%20-%202%2C500%20BCE%29%20,have%20been...%204%20%285%29%20Animal%20Figures%20More%20

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/prehistoric-art/paleolithic/paleolithic-objects/a/venus-of-willendorf

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/

https://www.history.com/topics/british-history/stonehenge

https://www.britannica.com/place/Gobekli-Tepe

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gobekli-tepe-the-worlds-first-temple-83613665/

2. Explore the websites and gather information and fill out your guided notes.

3. Organize your research into a google slide presentation with illustrations.

Architecture and Music

1. Go to the following websites:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/prehistoric-art/neolithicart/neolithic-sites/a/jericho#:~:text=Specifically%2C%20in%20the%20Pre-Pottery%20Neolithic%20A%20levels%20at,with%20mud%20brick%20and%20topped%20with%20domed%20roofs

https://time.com/5597069/jericho-history/

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-18196349

https://www.cmuse.org/characteristics-of-prehistoric-music/

https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/origin-music-00972

https://brewminate.com/prehistoric-architecture/

2. Explore the websites and gather information and fill out your guided notes.

3. Organize your research into a goolge slide presentation with illustrations.

Human Origins

1. Go to the following websites:

https://iho.asu.edu/about/lucys-story

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/world-history-beginnings/origin-humans-early-societies/a/where-did-humans-come-from

https://www.history.com/news/humans-evolution-neanderthals-denisovans

https://www.worldhistory.org/Ice_Age/

https://www.history.com/topics/pre-history/ice-age

2. Explore the websites and gather information and fill out your guided notes.

3. Organize your research into a google slide presentation with illustrations.

Evaluation

You will be evaluated on guided notes and presentation via google slides.  

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