It is mind blowing trying to comprehend how many generations of humans make up our species’ past. Even more amazing is the millions of years of planetary shifts, climate change and flora and fauna that filled the space before humans made their first mark upon the Earth. Prehistoric life was far from simple, at what seems like an era of slow change and growth was really a time when humans were propelled forward leaps and bounds.
Can you imagine what it would be like to discover the first tools, create the first painting or develop spoken language? All of these advances and more were part of our prehistory.
The study of Prehistoric times is vast and at times overwhelming. When I sat down to plan out this unit, I didn’t want to leave ANYTHING out! After trying to cram a college level course into my planner, I took a deep breath, simplified my plan and created something that kids will love learning about and is right at their level. As their parent and teacher, you will love it too. All the dirty work has been done for you. The best resources are compiled and simple, easy to execute activities are right at your fingertips.
I hope that with this guide, the Prehistoric era leaps to life for you and that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
This set includes:
-Over 40 pages of resources
-Hands-on activities, writing prompts and tutorials
-Questions to start great conversations with your kids
-Beautifully illustrated watercolors
-Book and video recommendations
Topics introduced: What is Prehistory? Timelines, Rocks and Minerals, Scientists who help decode the past, Prehistoric creatures, Early humans, art & symbols and shelters