Lesson Plans
World History Period 5 1st Q 07.08 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/10/2007 Instructor: Shannon Helgeson Academics
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Monday:
Turn in Archaeologist/Historian project. Discuss.
Assignment: World map activity; locate geographic features listed on assignment sheet. DUE FRIDAY SEPT. 14
Take notes on "Dawn of History."
Watch "Journey of Man" and take notes using questions from board.
Tuesday:
Finish "Journey of Man." Discuss students' notes. Hand in.
Read "Environmental Changes and Afterlife" in text.
View cave paintings from website: www.jimhopper.com/paleo.html
Take notes on "Neolithic Age and Agricultural Revolution" and "Changing Ways of Life" p. 12 in textbook.
Read "Skara Brae" in text and discuss in terms of 5 Themes of Geography.
If time, view other cave paintings from French website: www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/ Choose Discover, then virtual visit.
Wednesday:
View cave paintings from French website?
Start "Beginnings of Civilization"
What are the basic features of civilization? What makes a civilization? Students will list on board.
Jigsaw in 8 groups: each group will read a portion of text, know it well, and report to whole class. Others will take notes from each presentation.
Read aloud: "The Magic of Writing." Discuss the value of writing.
Update vocabulary worksheet.
Thursday:
Finish jigsaw if neccesary.
In table groups,study simple drawing of a pyramid. Analyze the 8 features of a civilization as they relate to the pyramid.
Take notes on features of civilizations.
Friday:
Finish vocabulary work for this unit.
Review unit with Review Questions and Section Review. Discussion.
Prehistory Unit test will be Monday, Sept. 17
Test will include: timeline dates, 5 Themes of Geography, vocabulary, features of civilization, differences between Paleolithic and Neolithic life, culture, and gender roles. Also this question: Why do you think it's important to study and understand our past? There will be a map quiz as well based on World Map activity and some extra credit questions.
 
 
 
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