Social Studies

Early Cultures

Before-and-After Chart: Choose an invention from the following list and explain how people’s lives were different before and after the invention: refrigerator, train, computer, microwave oven, VCR, airplane, television. Write about how possble inventions of the future change human life.

Border Cave: Picture life in Border Cave. What would they see? What would they smell? What might they hear?
Write a short poem to describe the experience.

Farm products: Choose one farm product (apples, milk, oranges for example) and figure out how much of that product you consume in a week. Then multiply that amount by 52 weeks and come up with a fugure that tells about how much a farmer has to produce to provide that farm product for you.

“From Agriculture to Civilization.” Create a poster that shows in detail 5 causes and their effects and illustrate them.

Historical events: Research to find out when the following events happened: the Declaration of Independence, Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, the birth of Julius Caesar, and Marco Polo’s return to Italy. Make a time line giving these dates in order and showing the time between them.

Lascaux: http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/#/en/00.xml/index3.html
Look around through the cave. Find out how it was discovered and how it is being preserved.

Timeline Generator: http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/timelines/
Create either a vertical or a horizontal time line. You should choose about six events.

 

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