• Below is the diagram explaining the ideas we will be using as we learn and discuss different cultures during this semester.

    5 Areas of Social Studies

    The words below are the vocabulary we will be learning and using during our Archaeology/ Early Man Unit

    1. Archaeology- the study of ancient people by using artifacts and other physical remains

    2. Archaeologists- people who study the past by using artifacts

    3. Artifact- a thing left behind that was used by an ancient group of people.

    4. Millennium- a one thousand year period

    5. Century- a one hundred year period

    6. Decade- a ten year period

    7. Year- the time it takes for the earth to pass around the sun one time

    8. Neanderthal Man- a short heavy ancestor of humans last alive during the last ice age.  They mostly lived in colder climates

    9. Cro Magnon- A taller, leaner ancestor of modern humans that usually lived in warmer climates

    10. Ancestor- the people that are related to you that lived before you in the past

    11. Descendant- Your relatives that will live after you in the future

    12. Glaciers- Huge sheets of thick ice that cover large areas of land

    13. Technology- using tools of any type to make life easier or better

    14. Nomads- groups of people that move from place to place to live

    15. Civilization- a group of people that has developed rules for how they will live together

    16. Ice Age- Any of the periods in the history of the Earth when the temperatures around the world dropped and winter- like weather 



    17.  Economics- Getting the things you want or need.

    18.  Geography- The land around you.

    19.  Government- How a group of people is organized.

    20.  Social Structure- The roles of people in a group and how the people are viewed by others in the group.

    21.  History- How the past affects people.

         Here is the video we are watching in class.  Remember that you are expected to take notes, write questions or make intelligent comments on your note sheet as we watch.  If you are out or miss class you can watch as much as you like here.  Remember that while its a National Geographic video and its made for TV, its still a bit gross at times. 


    • Here is the link to the video we are watching in class. 

      National Geographic's "Neanderthal."

      Remember that you are expected to take notes on your note sheet or additional paper as we watch.  If you are out or miss class you can watch as much as you like here.  Remember that while it's a National Geographic video and its made for TV, its still a bit gross at times. 


      This link is for a super video done by the History Channel about the "Ice Age".  It has lots of great information and cool videos about how it shaped our continent.

      This is a very brief video about the possible causes of the Ice Ages that have taken place our planet.

       This is a longer video about the Ice Ages and Glaciers as well.  Its about an hour and a half long but has lots of very good explanations about both things.

      This is a link for a short but excellent video from Free School about "Glaciers"

      Here's an awesome video about how a woolly mammoth was found frozen and preserved in ice so well that it was still edible!  Scientists are even trying to use its body to clone it and bring back woolly mammoths!  Take a look.  If you write notes its extra credit.

      Here's a second video about woolly mammoths.  It's a little longer that the first but really cool.  It's called "The Amazing Life of Mammoths".

      Please note*** This video about sabre tooth tigers is very interesting but has some violent parts with modern animals fighting to illustrate how predators hunt.  While it's very educational- it may not be for everyone.

      Lastly, for now anyway, is this video about the short faced bear.  Its not only great information about the bear, but it mentions several other animals to research if you are doing a Google slides presentation.



    Collections for researching your artifacts


    Here is another interesting video on Youtube.  How pyramids were theorized to be constructed.