Studying the Distant Past


Warm Up: Group Discussion  The time before written records is called prehistory. If no one wrote things down long ago, how do we know what happened in the distant past? What sort of things might historians and scientists examine in order to understand what happened in ancient history?  Discuss your ideas with the members of your group and be prepared to share with the class.  

Studying the Distant Past: Vocabulary Study  Today we are going to learn some of the key vocabulary and concepts related to the study of the distant past by using a vocabulary study guide called a Cognitive Content Dictionary (CCD). You can find your CCD and a reading selection related to our topic of study in your Social Studies folder within your Google Drive. On your CCD you will think about what you already know about the word, include a definition and image, and finally use the word in a sentence.  

Homework  Complete your 'Studying the Distant Past - Cognitive Content Dictionary' by this Friday, August 22 in order to receive full credit.  

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