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Social Studies

Uncover History: The Stone Age

Let's travel back in time to uncover the history of the Stone Age, just like an archeologist. Students will make their own interactive-notebooks to document their findings & will have the opportunity to paint like a caveperson.
Jessica Whitenight
60 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will be able to:
 -Understand how people lived in the Stone Age.
 -Summarize the period of history known as the Stone Age.
 -Explain the meaning of the term 'Stone Age'.
 -Describe life during the Stone Age.
 -Demonstrate chronological thinking by visually distinguishing among years, decades, etc. 
using a timeline to provide historical information showing sequencing of events.
 -Understand that historical events can be interpreted differently by different individuals, families, and communities.
 -Demonstrate the importance of listening to other points of view in the classroom.
 -Examine relationships between people and prehistoric people and look at the comparisons. 
I am a Pennsylvania certified Social Studies teacher and I taught 6th and 7th grade Social Studies/World History. I also was a preschool teacher where I taught many subjects including history and science. I have been teaching different subjects for 8 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences-Education from the Pennsylvania State University. This is where I took multiple researched-based classes and coursework in American History, European History, World History, Cultural Geography, and World Regional Geography.
Students will be required to assemble their interactive learning notebook before class. That way, learners can follow along with the lesson and document their findings. Students will also need to gather their art project supplies before the class. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need: *The interactive-notebook and supply list will be available a week before the class starts. • The Stone Age interactive-notebook(needs to be printed, cut, and assembled into a college-ruled note-book BEFORE class begins) • A college ruled Note-Book • Pencil • Crayons or Markers • Scissors • Glue Bottle and Glue Stick For this project you will need: • Wet Paper Towels or a Wet Cloth • Brown, Red, and Black washable paint (to finger paint with) • Construction Paper, Poster Board, or Cardstock • The Stone Age Stencil • Tape • Trash Can or Trash Bag nearby.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
*Parents, please be advised students will need to use scissors to prepare the notebook. Scissors are an important tool to master but should be used with caution. Please ensure your learner knows how to be safe with scissors. If they are not comfortable doing so, please be ready to help them off camera and/or prepare before class. 
*Parents, please be advised we will look at the reconstructed image of Ötzi the Iceman who lived 5,300 years ago. To view the image in advance please visit:
The students will be able to use their knowledge of the historical period to interpret the evidence and present an informed view. 
This source from National Geographic Kids will be posted on the class discussion page to allow for further inquiry.

Sources that were referenced to create this course:
•	Banks, J. A., Beyer, B. K., Contreras, G., Craven, J., Ladson-Billings, G., McFarland, M. A., & Parker, W. C. (1997). World: Adventures in Time and Place. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Div.
•	Ötzi the Iceman, Museum of Archaeology Bolzano. (2021, November 25). Museo Archeologico Dell’Alto Adige. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from
•	Liang Bua | 3D Digitization. (2012). Smithsonian 3D Digitization. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from
•	UNESCO World Heritage Centre. (n.d.). Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from
•	UNESCO World Heritage Centre. (n.d.). Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from
•	 2013 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
Proceedings of the 21st International Radiocarbon Conference edited by A J T Jull & C Hatté
RADIOCARBON, Vol 55, Nr 2–3, 2013, p 1187–1190
•	Devetashka Cave – Туристически портал на България. (n.d.). Bulgaria A Discovery to Share. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from
•	Ministère de la Culture. (n.d.). 19 000 Years Ago Lascaux. Lascaux. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from 
•	Gao, X., Zhang, S., Zhang, Y., & Chen, F. (2017). Evidence of hominin use and maintenance of fire at Zhoukoudian. Current Anthropology, 58(S16). 


Jessica Whitenight
Lives in the United States
National Geographic Certified Educator
60 total reviews
77 completed classes

About Me

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Hello and welcome! My name is Jessica Whitenight, and you can call Miss. Jess or Teacher Jessica. I’m so excited to see you in the Outschool classroom. I have been teaching for eight years and really have a passion for... 
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