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Early human prehistory is fascinating but it can be challenging to remember what happened in the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. This resource includes blank and filled-in charts about the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages. Students can use the blank charts to take notes when learning about these time periods. The charts that are already filled in with information are written in easy-to-understand language so students who are not reading on grade level can use them instead of their textbook or other materials to learn about these 6 ages of early human prehistory. A glossary is provided to help your students comprehend the information in the filled-in charts.
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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 archeology 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 archeological 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.
What you get with this product:
★ 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)
★ 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)
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