Ancient History Curriculum: “Pre” History – Day 5

Vocabulary Game

Use the vocabulary cards to play the vocabulary matching game.

Primary Sources

Check out the American Museum of Natural History:

You don’t have to turn in the answers to the questions below, just think about and talk about the possible answers.

  1. Click on the website above and look through the pictures of the tools. The tools are labeled by their use.
  2. Look at the “Chopping Tool” and “Scraper” and look at the differences between them.
  3. Can you identify the different ways they would be used?
  4. How were they made?

What are primary sources? Why are they important? What this video and consider how the tools you looked at are primary sources.

Investigating History

Learn about a mystery in history and investigate to find the solution.

Go to this site:

Play through the investigation above. Answer the questions below:

  1. Are the skulls primary or secondary sources?
  2. What things did you use to identify the skulls?
  3. Why is it important for studying history to understand how to investigate?
  4. Come up with a question that wasn’t answered in the material that you still have about what you learned today.

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