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1 9/16/10 Do Now What does this cartoon mean? Write a few thoughts and be prepared to share with the class.

2 Expectations RESPECT RESPECT: In class, it is essential that students share opinions and learn from one another. Give your teacher and colleagues respect, listen to their thoughts, and do not talk while they are talking. If you would like to share your opinions, raise your hand. PROFESSIONALISM PROFESSIONALISM: It is important for you to begin to consider yourselves professional scholars. As such, you are expected to do your best and work hard throughout each class period. You are also expected to behave maturely; this entails your conduct in class, your choice of words, and the products you produce. In addition, you should seek help when it is needed. CLASS RULES CLASS RULES: Be prepared and on time for class. Heads must be up at all times; no sleeping in class. IPods, cell phones, and other electronic devices should be turned off and put away before entering the classroom. Eating should take place in the cafeteria, not the classroom Rule: No bathroom/water fountain trips during the first or last 10 minutes of class. You are responsible for work when you are out of the room (absent, tardy, bathroom, etc.).

3 Consequences (More serious infractions may not follow this sequence) 1st Infraction: Warning (verbal and/or written on board) 2nd Infraction: Conference with teacher 3rd Infraction: Phone call home 4th Infraction: Referral to administration

4 Archaeology

5 Standard: WHI.2 The student will demonstrate knowledge of early development of humankind from the Paleolithic Era to the agricultural revolution by explaining how archaeological discoveries are changing present-day knowledge of early peoples. Objective: SWBAT analyze prehistoric artifacts to explain how archaeological discoveries: -help modern people understand past civilizations -are changing present-day knowledge of early peoples and civilizations

6 Prehistory is the time before written records were kept. Because these people didn’t write down their history we have to do our best to figure out what happened. STANDARD WHI.2 The student will demonstrate knowledge of early development of humankind from the Paleolithic Era to the agricultural revolution by explaining how archaeological discoveries are changing present-day knowledge of early peoples. A first-hand, or eyewitness, account of an event More accurate than a secondary source. Ex: Artifacts, human remains, written records from the time. A second-hand source of information Not as accurate as a primary source Ex: Textbook, hearing information from others than an eyewitness.

7 The study of past societies through an analysis of what people have left behind. Essential Questions: Why is archaeology important? How archaeological discoveries are changing present-day knowledge of early peoples? The remains of ancient plants and animals. By studying fossils, archaeologists can learn about what people ate, what animals they had around, and their way of life.

8 Archaeology is important because… It helps modern people understand past civilizations By studying past cultures, we can get an understanding of the culture’s environment, lifestyle, influence, and downfall We can also learn from these civilizations and make changes in our own society

9 Artifacts are those things that people left behind. They can include everything we analyzed during our gallery walk. Let’s discuss these items now:

10 What were your ideas about this item?

11 What is the significance of this picture?

12 Why do you think this is important?

13 What are these items?

14 How is this discovery beneficial?

15 What is this and why is it important?

16 Monument begun in the Neolithic age and finished in the Bronze Age Located on the Salisbury Plain in England Archaeological evidence found at Stonehenge in 2008 indicates that Stonehenge served as a burial ground What it may have looked like at completion

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18 The Importance of Art in Understanding the Past Think about the following questions: How do people express ideas through art? What can we learn about people who lived long ago by looking at a picture? Why do people use images to tell stories and communicate? What did people use to record important events in their lives or history long ago?

19 Now, think about where you have seen pictures that communicate specific information to people.

20 Cave of Lascaux Now we’re going to take a virtual tour of the Cave of Lascaux: plan.asp?id=362 plan.asp?id=362 Complex caves in southwestern France Famous for Paleolithic cave paintings Paintings are estimated to be 17,000 yrs old

21 Do you think that archaeological discoveries are still being made today?

22 Cave of Lascaux The cave was discovered in 1940

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24 “Buried City in Oasis Lends View of Ancient Egypt” Live Science July 15, 2009 “The latest in a chain of archaeological discoveries in a site that dates back at least 5,000 years, the covered streets are a glimpse into rural life under the Egyptian sun. The archaeological work has yielded a treasure trove of art and writing that are causing archaeologists to shift their notions of education in Egypt during the Greek and Roman empires.”

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26 “Saqqara, Egypt unveils discovery of 4,300 year-old tombs” PhysOrg.com July 8, 2010 “Egyptian archaeologists unveiled a newly-unearthed double tomb with vivid wall paintings in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo, saying it could be the start for uncovering the largest cemetery in ancient Egypt. The tomb includes two false doors with colorful paintings depicting the two people buried there, a father and a son who served as heads of the royal scribes.”

27 “Newly found Koguryo Tomb in North Korea Offers Clues to Ancient East Asia” Kyodo News August 14, 2010 “North Korea has unearthed a large Koguryo mural tomb dating back to around the fifth century, a development archaeologists say will shed fresh light on folk culture, customs, and cultural exchanges in ancient East Asia”

28 Found in ancient Palestine near the Dead sea. It was in existence by 8000 B.C.

29 Found in Anatolia (Modern Day Turkey) Its walls enclosed 32 acres and up to 6,000 people. Grew many different crops and developed artisans and trade.

30 Independent Practice Directions: –Independently, read the article “Recent Indian Archaeological Find Could Rewrite History” –Use the following During Reading Strategy: __ Underline the main idea O Circle unknown vocabulary words ! Interesting ? Confusing –Respond to the questions at the bottom of the article –Be prepared to discuss your thoughts/ideas

31 Exit Slip In your own words, explain: 1.Why archaeology is important? 2.How archaeological discoveries are changing present-day knowledge of early peoples?


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