Director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), Dr. Patricia Samford, presents and demonstrates an activity for students to learn about archaeobotany, or the study of botanical finds in archaeological contexts. Using tweezers and magnifying glasses, students search for seeds mixed in sand or gravel, and use a type collection to identify their finds. What do the finds say about the archaeological environment and uses of plants at a site? Search OER Commons for "Search for Seeds - Resources" for related seed id cards and a type collection for the activity. Use to support Maryland/NGSS for Grades K and 2, or Maryland Social Studies Framework for Grade 1. For K-ESS2-2, have students perform the activity then discuss what the seeds tell them about people who would have used the plants and seeds or write a short vignette about the people at this site using the seeds and their uses as evidence. For Grade 1 Content Topic "Life in the Past," have students perform the activity and similar discussion, then compare those plants and their uses to their uses today or plants that have replaced them. For 2-LS2-1, have students perform the activity along with the planting extension. Students can plant multiples of each type of seed and try growing them in conditions with different light; students can also note how much water they give the seeds. Once sprouted, have students record and discuss their findings as to which did better with more/less sunlight/water. If you evaluate or use this resource, please respond to this short (4 question) survey at bit.ly/3Ep57BP
Students will learn about the process of making pre-Columbian ceramics and the history surrounding the collection that this lesson plan is based on. Students will also create their ceramics which will bridge the gap between basic understanding while incorporating a hands-on activity. The purpose of this lesson is to teach the students about a different culture that they would have otherwise not been exposed to at a young age. By examining pre-Columbian ceramics and creating their own ceramics, students will develop skills on how to appreciate and better understand the traditions of cultures besides their own while learning about fields of study that may be of interest to them in the future.
This inquiry asked students to answer the compelling question: What does the terra cotta army teach us about Qin culture? In order to answer the compelling questions students will analyze China's terra cotta warriors. Students will first formulate their own definitions of the terms: culture, artifact, afterlife, primary source, and secondary source. Once a working definition is found students will conduct an analysis of the terra cotta warriors. While analyzing the warriors and other sources, students will to question what was important to the Chinese during the Qin dynasty, what skills they valued, and what beliefs they had. While students work, they will also question the sources. Who wrote/made the source, why was it create, who is was/is the audience of the source, and if the source is biased. This mixture of looking over artifacts, reading texts, and questioning source material are all things good historians do.
The most comprehensive atlas of world history online!
A free atlas of world history with over 1,000 maps and articles to connect the history world into one navigable resources. Use it to navigate maps and summaries of world nations throughout their histories; see what was happening around the world at a specific point of history; or understand the connections between places and events. The TimeMap comes with teaching activities and lesson plans.
It also contains background essays on regions, time periods and civilizations, making it a great resources to understand the context of history.
This article discusses some of the tools used to study History such as calendars, periodization and the effect that historical bias has on how we label and record time.
This inquiry provides students with an opportunity to investigate the use of technology in Mesopotamia. They will construct an argument in response to the compelling question “Was technology central to the development of Mesopotamia?” This question guides students to investigate the meaning of “technology” in terms of ancient civilizations and how it was used similarly or differently than in their own lives.Resource created by Abbi Haynes, Hastings Public Schools, as part of the Nebraska ESUCC Social Studies Special Projects 2022 - Inquiry Design Model (IDM).
Documentário "VIDAS E VOZES QUILOMBOLAS E SUAS RELAÇÕES COM O RIO LIVRAMENTO" é um Produto Educacional do Mestrado Profissional em Ensino de Ciências Ambientais - PROFCIAMB/ Polo Belém- PÁ. Esse documentário é parte integrante da dissertação de mestrado de Antônia Leonildes Lameira de Ataíde sob orientação do Prof . Dr Ronaldo Adriano Ribeiro da Silva.
A História da humanidade revela que os rios foram responsáveis pela construção e desenvolvimento das primeiras grandes civilizações. O objetivo geral da pesquisa foi o de compreender os saberes locais da Comunidade Quilombola Nossa Senhora do Livramento e suas relações com o Rio Livramento. O produto educacional resultante da investigação foi um documentário denominado Vidas e Vozes Quilombolas e suas relações com o Rio Livramento para ser usado no ensino e aprendizagem das Ciências Ambientais. Dessa maneira se propõe que as relações da Comunidade Quilombola com o Rio Livramento . O documentário narra as vozes a partir das particularidades locais e das interpretações dos sujeitos da pesquisa, protagonistas de suas histórias.
A three-volume textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from c. 8000 BCE to the recent past. Written to be compatible with most existing Western Civilization courses at American colleges and universities, Western Civilization: A Concise History rejects the triumphalist narrative of western progress while still providing an essential overview of the histories of the ancient Mediterranean, Europe, and the global connections of the modern era. The "version 2.5" edition was released in September 2021 and further revisions are planned by the author.
This lesson guides students to learn how to differentiate between primary and secondary sources. The lesson defines primary and secondary sources for students and then gives them the opportunity to look at examples of each and determine which category each falls into. At the end, students get to define what a primary and a secondary source are in their own words.
This lesson is based on Pearson's My World History and Geography adopted for instruction in TN for the 6th grade World History class.
It covers the unit on early human migration and the Ice Age adaptations.
World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of humankind from prehistory to 1500. Authored by six USG faculty members with advance degrees in History, this textbook offers up-to-date original scholarship. It covers such cultures, states, and societies as Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel, Dynastic Egypt, India’s Classical Age, the Dynasties of China, Archaic Greece, the Roman Empire, Islam, Medieval Africa, the Americas, and the Khanates of Central Asia.
It includes 350 high-quality images and maps, chronologies, and learning questions to help guide student learning. Its digital nature allows students to follow links to applicable sources and videos, expanding their educational experience beyond the textbook. It provides a new and free alternative to traditional textbooks, making World History an invaluable resource in our modern age of technology and advancement.
World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization publishing the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Its mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.
The website offers thousands of free history articles, with a writing style aimed at students from middle school level and up. Articles are complemented by videos, timelines, 3D models, and interactive maps. The search function offers many filters, including the possibiliy to search for primary source texts.
Additionally, the organization published free teaching materials in its education section (https://www.worldhistory.org/edu/).
A deep exploration of the fundamental symbols, ceremonies, rituals, and transformative narratives of the world's great wisdom traditions and mythological systems. With special attention paid to their relevance to the modern world. Written for Community College and undergraduate level courses through an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens. Western myths are included but not centered.
This is the first volume of a reader for a course covering mythology around the world. This part covers gods and creation myths.
This is the second volume of a reader for a course covering mythology around the world. This part covers heros of mythology.