These papers go along with the Prehistoric Art PowerPoint that I also have for sale. They include the lesson plan, reading materials, guided notes (fill in the blank with powerpoint), and a grading rubric for the cave painting project.
This lesson was designed not only to talk about the art from the time period but to also give students an overview of prehistoric culture. I have broken the lesson reading and notes into sections: Introduction, overview, time period concept, geography, daily life, painting, sculpture, architecture, religion, and technologies/inventions.
The first item is the reading material. I have given great examples and illustrations of each of the sections above. The reading material is seven pages and gives a great look at the time period as a whole (not just the art). I designed this lesson to give my students a better understanding of the world and the people from each time period. If they understand the people it is far easier to understand the artwork produced by those people. The reading chapter ends with a small writing assignment in which students must use examples and facts from the reading and powerpoint to answer two questions: Explain the religious beliefs of stone age people and how were they using their art as a part of those beliefs?
The second item are the fill-in-the-blank notes that go along with the powerpoint presentation. These notes highlight the information students will be quizzed or tested over. The powerpoint goes into much greater detail than the reading with its many visual examples from around the world. I have included all of the answers within the blanks but I always give my students the empty blanks so they need to pay attention during the presentation from slide to slide.
The lesson plan breaks down sections such as the objectives of the lesson, the assessments used, the standards addressed, materials/resources needed, new vocabulary presented, the introduction to the lesson, step-by-step procedures from beginning of lesson to the end, closure of lesson, and adaptions or extensions for students.
The grading rubric is a simple checklist for students to know how they will be graded on their own cave painting. They are to follow the checklist to receive full credit but they are always supposed to complete the projects as creatively as possible. The rubric gives requirements such as "using the simple abstract caveman style" or designing at least one of their own "mysterious symbols" to represent something important in their lives.