Friday, August 18, 2017

Studying the Distant Past and the Week in Rap

Group Discussion: How do we know what happened in the distant past?  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.  

Is there anything that fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones can teach us about how we study and understand the distant past? 

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 will use pages 6 - 11 of your Ancient Civilizations textbook to help complete the assignment Studying the Distant Past - Cognitive Content Dictionary.

Using 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.

Flocabulary: The Week in Rap  Not only is it important to understand the past, but it's also critical to make connections to what is happening right now. Many important news events took place this around the world this week. Let's review some of them with our friends at Flocabulary.

Homework  Complete and turn in your Studying the Distant Past - Cognitive Content Dictionary by this Friday, August 25 in order to receive full credit. 

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