Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Copper, Bronze & Iron Ages: Charts & More

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  1. Use these 5 resources before, during, and at the end of teaching a unit on Prehistory and Ancient History. You can use them to:* Assess what your students already know about the topic* Give students an introduction to archeology* Provide your students with charts that include information about 6 tim
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What happened in the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages? This resource includes blank and filled-in charts about these 6 ages of human prehistory that answer 10 questions about each time period. The charts already filled in with information are written in language that your students who are not reading on grade level can comprehend, so they can use the charts instead of their textbook or other materials to learn about these eras of prehistory. An included glossary also helps students comprehend the information in the filled-in charts. Students can use the blank charts to take notes when reading about early humans. Additional materials provide vocabulary, speaking, and listening practice.

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* This resource is also available in a money-saving Prehistory & Ancient History Bundle that includes 4 additional products, available HERE.

* The Google Drive version does not include the puzzles.

Resource at a Glance:

What will students learn?

Facts about how people lived and discoveries or inventions made in the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages; vocabulary words related to these time periods; 10 words with multiple meanings.

Who is it for?

English Language Learners and other students who need support to access grade-level content; students who take notes about these time periods from textbooks and other sources that they read.

How does it help teachers?

Filled-in charts present information about the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages in language that is comprehensible for ELLs at intermediate and higher levels of language proficiency; blank charts can be used by all students to take notes about these time periods; filled-in and blank charts can be used to review for tests; the glossary helps students understand new vocabulary words in context; task cards let students discuss information learned and give them speaking and listening practice; word search and crossword puzzles let students supplement their understanding of selected vocabulary words; the multiple meaning words task expands students’ vocabulary knowledge.

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Task cards with factual and opinion questions give students the opportunity to show what they have learned about human prehistory. In addition, there is a word search puzzle with 3 levels of difficulty and a crossword puzzle with a word bank that you can use with early finishers, as a challenge, as homework, or just for fun. The same words are used in all the puzzles to aid your students' learning. For more vocabulary practice, a table with 10 multiple meaning words is included to help ELLs and other students learn the different meanings of those words.

You can use the charts in several ways:

* The filled-in charts can be utilized as a basic source of information for your students.

* You can orally present the material to your classes as a listening comprehension activity and have students write down the facts in the blank charts.

* You can cut the information on the filled-in charts into strips and do matching activities with them.

* The charts can also be used as study guides and can even be adapted to be used as tests.

* Once the charts are completed, they can be used as the basis for writing activities.

Eight suggestions for using the charts are included in this resource.

Many U.S. textbooks do not include the Mesolithic or Copper Ages when teaching about prehistory. However, they are discussed in some European countries and my college archaeology course covered those ages so I am including them in this resource. If your curriculum does not teach about the Mesolithic Age or the Copper Age as separate time periods, you can just omit those charts from your lessons. The resource is designed so you can include them if you wish but you do not have to use them if they are not part of your curriculum.

If you work in a Common Core or WIDA Consortium state, a list of the ELA standards addressed in this resource and 3 sample MPIs are also included for your convenience.

Compiling the information in these charts lets students easily compare and contrast details about these 6 prehistoric ages. Whether used for note-taking tasks, reading comprehension purposes, test review, or as the basis for writing or speaking activities, using these charts will help your students better understand the chronology and development of early humans in prehistory.

I loved teaching my students about this era of human prehistory! And having visited the Neolithic archaeological sites of Banpo in China, Stonehenge in England, and Skara Brae in Scotland and the Iron Age Broch of Gurness also in Scotland, I hope this Historic-ELL™ resource helps you make these long-ago time periods more enjoyable for your students.

Suggestions for using this resource remotely:

a) Use the Google Drive version.

b) Use the materials on Zoom or a similar platform. You can display the filled-in charts to your entire class to read or share each filled-in chart with different breakout groups and then have them report back to the whole class about each time period; students can read about the time periods and answer the questions on the blank charts. In breakout groups, students can discuss the questions on the task cards. You can display the puzzles on your screen and students can do the them together in breakout groups or as a whole class, by looking at a puzzle that is displayed and then volunteering the answers.

c) Send photocopies of blank and/or filled-in charts you want students to use or email students the charts and tell students to print them out if they have access to a printer. If using the blank charts, tell students to read their textbook or search online for answers to the questions and write answers in the appropriate sections on the charts. If you wish, have students send/email their work back to you so you check it. If using the filled-in charts, tell the students to read the charts. For the task cards, puzzles, and multiple meaning words tasks, send photocopies home or email copies to students and tell them to print them out if they have access to a printer. Tell students to write answers to the task card and multiple meaning words questions and to do the puzzles, then send/email the work back to you so you can check it. Alternatively, you can also send home/email the answer keys and tell students to correct the puzzles themselves.

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What you get with this product:

In the PDF File:

★ Cover (1 page)

★ A table of contents for easy reference (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information and suggestions for using the charts (2 pages)

★ Directions for accessing the Google Drive materials (1 page)

★ A list of ELA Common Core standards addressed in this product (1 page)

★ Sample WIDA Model Performance Indicators (1 page)

★ A glossary with vocabulary words to help students comprehend the filled-in charts (4 pages)

★ A blank chart for writing the definitions of 10 multiple-meaning words and a filled-in chart with the definitions provided (2 pages)

★ A cover page and blank charts for 6 ages, in color (7 pages)

★ A cover page and filled-in charts for 6 ages, in color (7 pages)

★ A cover page and blank charts for 6 ages, in black-and-white (7 pages)

★ A cover page and filled-in charts for 6 ages, in black-and-white (7 pages)

★ A cover page and task cards with 10 factual questions, 5 “would you rather” questions & 1 blank template, in color (1 cover page and 4 pages for a total of 5 pages)

★ Task cards with 10 factual questions, 5 “would you rather” questions & 1 blank template, in black-and-white (4 pages)

★ Answer key for the factual task card questions, in color (1 page)

★ A cover page for the word search puzzles, in color (1 page)

★ 1 word search puzzle, with 3 levels of difficulty and answer keys included (6 pages)

★ 1 crossword puzzle, with a word bank, and an answer key in 2 formats included (4 pages)

★ Copyright, Social Media & Credits page (1 page)

In the Google Drive Materials:

★ Cover (1 slide)

★ Glossary (4 slides)

★ Title slide for blank charts (1 slide)

★ Blank charts (6 slides)

★ Title slide for filled-in charts (1 slide)

★ Filled-in charts (6 slides)

★ Comprehension questions (same questions as the task cards) (6 slides)

★ Multiple Meaning Words task (1 slide)

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Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

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