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Welcome to Unit 6: Early Humans!
In this unit, students will learn about the various ideas about the earliest humans. This unit will not be a discussion of human evolution. Rather, students will be exposed to the his"STORY" of this time period using an analytical approach to the information provided. Students will have the opportunity to become an anthropologist and analyze artifacts from this time period. Students will work in groups to create time capsules that represent tools from the early humans and reenact the discovery of fire from a caveman's perspective.
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Unit 6 Vocabulary:
Unit 6 Intro PowerPoint:


Being an Anthropologist Activity "Creating a Time Capsule":
Characteristics of Early Hominids Research Ipad Activity:
The Discovery of Fire Acting:
Group Timeline:
Early Humans T-chart: Unit 6 Study Guide: I have, who has:
Ice Age Map/Reading:
Discovery Education ?s:
Cave Painting Activity:


Review Game: Jeopardy!







Time Period
Name
Quick Glimpse

Introduction
Did man live at the same time as dinosaurs? What is a hominid? What is an artifact? What is a fossil? Find out here!
About
3 million BCE
Australopithecus"Southern Ape"
Human-like hominids
Lucy
Basic traits of humans. Special because he could stand up. Main physical difference between early man and apes are the hands.
About2 million BCE
Homo Habilis"Handy Man"
First true humans
Stone tools - the first tool-maker
Lived in Africa
Taller, had a larger brain
About
1.5 million BCE
Homo Erectus"Upright Man"
Made and controlled fire
The first hunters
Traveled over land bridges from Africa, to begin to populate the world, about 1 million years ago
About
500,000 B.C.
Homo Sapiens"Wise Man"& Neanderthals
Neanderthals Buried their dead with ceremony.
Stone-tipped spears, bone needles, bone fish hooks, sewed their clothes from animal skins, warm boots Buried their dead with ceremony.
Stone-tipped spears, bone needles, bone fish hooks, sewed their clothes from animal skins, warm boots
About25,000 BCE until about 10,000 BCE
Homo Sapiens Sapiens &"Moderns"
Cave Paintings
Cro-Magnon & "Moderns"
Bow and arrows, well constructed huts with central hearths for fires; necklaces & pendants, cave art, little statues made from ivory, antler, bone; tools and weapons for hunting and fishing, oil lamps. Used honey to sweeten food. End of the last Ice Age about 10,000 years ago.