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Early Humans Museum Activity

  1. 1. Early Humans Museum Activity
  2. 2. Essential Questions / Understandings <ul><li>What were the key capabilities ( skills) that allowed groups of Early Humans to adapt, survive and evolve? </li></ul><ul><li>How did they use the key capabilities to adapt, survive and evolve? </li></ul>
  3. 3. After completing this task Grade 6 Humanities students will have:- <ul><li>Completed research using both internet and book resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Note sheets in you humanities folder </li></ul>
  4. 4. After completing this task Grade 6 Humanities students will have:- <ul><li>Created a visual of your chosen Early Human in one of the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>three dimensional model </li></ul><ul><li>a poster </li></ul><ul><li>an informational brochure </li></ul><ul><li>A multimedia documentary </li></ul>
  5. 5. After completing this task Grade 6 Humanities students will have… <ul><li>And lastly students will write an individual essay on their early human group </li></ul>
  6. 6. “Early Humans” Museum Task <ul><li>Your group has been employed by the Malaysian Museum of Natural History </li></ul><ul><li>A new exhibit is being opened at the Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Your group conducts research and provides </li></ul><ul><li>a poster </li></ul><ul><li>an information brochure </li></ul><ul><li>a model </li></ul><ul><li>multi-media documentary </li></ul><ul><li>on one of the three Early Man groups. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tasks for Groups . <ul><li>1. Each group choose one of the following groups to research :- </li></ul><ul><li>Homo Erectus OR </li></ul><ul><li>Neanderthal OR </li></ul><ul><li>Homo Sapiens (Cro-Magnon) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tasks for Groups…. <ul><li>Your research needs to include: </li></ul><ul><li>Time & Location </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Appearance – What did they look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and Weapons – What is known about the early human’s tool making ability and how did they use these tools? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tasks for Groups…. <ul><li>Food – How did they find food and what did they eat? </li></ul><ul><li>Fire – How did they use fire? </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Other information </li></ul>
  10. 10. Final Products <ul><li>After completing your research and preparing your exhibit for display, your group will submit to the Museum, one of the following :- </li></ul><ul><li>A 3 dimensional model </li></ul><ul><li>A 2 dimensional model </li></ul><ul><li>An informational brochure </li></ul><ul><li>A multimedia documentary. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Grading - All the key capabilities need to be evident in the final product. 40 Total 5 Communication or other information 5 Shelter 5 Fire 5 Food 10 Tools and Weapons 5 Physical Appearance 5 Time and Location Points

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