Looking at Primary Sources (Ancient History Topic 3, Lesson 3)

In Lesson 1 you had the opportunity to learn more about the food and art in ancient Oceania.

So you don’t miss out on anything in this lesson, use this quick checklist:

  • Play a vocabulary game
  • Look at the primary source information on the Pa.


In lesson 1 you made vocabulary cards with the word and explanation on different cards.

Today and each day for the rest of the unit you will play a game with those cards. There are a few different games you can play.

Option 1: Memory Match Game

Put the cards face down in a grid. Turn over one card and try to find its matching card. Turn them both face down when you don’t find the match and put them in a pile to the side when you find the word and its definition. Continue until you have no cards left.

Option 2: Go Fish Vocabulary

Shuffle the flashcards together. Deal out seven cards to each person (2-person game). Ask for the cards you need and if the other person doesn’t have the card, draw from the remaining cards. Continue until all matches have been found.

Option 3: Headbandz Vocabulary

Each person will need a headband or baseball cap to play. Put a card with a word or definition in the other person’s headband or backward baseball cap so it points outwards. Then, try to get the person to guess the word or definition without using the word(s) or any part of it. Continue until all the words are used.

Primary Source Investigations

Open this link on the Smithsonian Magazine’s website: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/14th-century-maori-village-found-along-new-zealands-south-pacific-coastline-180969219/

Answer the questions on the student notebook.

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