Feb. 22, 2012: Who Were the Neanderthals?
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1. On a piece of paper, paste a newspaper picture that shows a human shelter. Describe how the different parts of the shelter protect people.
2. In your newspaper, circle in red five things that help you stay warm. Circle in blue five different foods you eat.
3. Find three newspaper stories about people caring for others. Write a paragraph for each story describing what the people are doing.
4. Compare Neanderthal people with people today in these areas: (a) clothing, (b) diet, (c) body size and (d) language.
5. Use the Internet or books to learn about early Homo sapiens. Write a paragraph about how they lived.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand the beginnings of human society (History).