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Mrs. Crofton’s Heritage 6C Social Studies Scholars Create Early Human Creative Art Projects
Scholars in Mrs. Catherine Crofton’s 6C Social Studies Classes at Heritage Middle School were able to display their knowledge of Early Humans in creative projects. Scholars studied the Paleolithic Age of Hunter-Gatherers, the Neolithic Age of Early Farmers, and the Cave Paintings of Neanderthals in Lascaux Cave in France. They were then able to choose a creative project.
They could draw a cave painting in the style of the Neanderthals. They looked at images from the caves, examined shading, size, layering, and how the images showed the importance of hunting. Students working virtually at home were able to make a blanket fort and use a flashlight to recreate the ambiance of working in a cave. They then crumpled their brown paper to mimic the texture of the cave walls. They took pictures with their Chromebooks, and uploaded and attached them to their assignment to share with the class. Those in person were able to share them in class.
The other creative project option was to create a comic showing the advances from the Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age. Students used the Storyboard That website and were able to choose backgrounds, characters, animals, tools, text bubbles, etc. Students enjoyed looking for all of the additions they could add to their comics! They then saved a PDF copy, uploaded it, and attached it to their assignment to share with the class. They were very educational and entertaining!
The scholars enjoyed the creative outlet for the Early Humans unit!
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