Prehistory Minibooks


Mini books are small, foldable booklets suitable for use in making Lapbooks (TM), file folder reports, or interactive notebook pages. The topics covered are similar to those covered in the notebook pages, and there are some additional unlabeled booklets at the end for creating your own minibooks on topics of your choice. Each booklet comes with instructions for how to fold and/or construct the minibook.

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NOTE: These pages coordinate with:
Prehistory Coloring Pages- Junior
Prehistory Notebook Pages – Primary

Prehistory Notebook Pages – Intermediate / Advanced
Recommended Books (different reading levels, with correlated study charts)
Suggested Videos Instructor Notes 

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Prehistory Study – Instructor Notes


Prehistory Study Contents

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Quick Links to Student Study Charts
These study charts correlate the reading assignments for each level.

Advanced DK Prehistoric Life
IntermediateThe Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life
PrimaryUsborne Encyclopedia of World History
Multi-level Refernce  – Evolution: The Story of Life

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Notebook Pages

Intermediate / Advanced
Primary
Junior (Coloring Pages)

Notes

The pages in this collection are designed to assist students in documenting their studies of prehistoric times, as currently understood by science. Because of the constantly developing nature of science, there are sometimes disagreements about the facts, even amongst the experts. Sometimes there are alterations and updates in definitions, divisions, and categorizations as new information becomes available and accepted. This is certainly true for the sciences, such as paleontology, paleogeology, and stratigraphy, which focus on the study of prehistoric times. Different books and other sources of information use different dates, and even different names, for divisions of time in the prehistoric past. We have included pages for the time division names most commonly used in the more recent publications, but we have left the dates blank so that your student can fill them in to correspond with whatever information resources you may choose to use.

One thing to be aware of in this regard are differences in the subdivisions of the Cenozoic Era. Some resources present this era as having two subdivisions – the Tertiary Period and the Quaternary Period. Other resources present the Cenozoic Era as consisting of three period divisions – the Paleogene, the Neogene, and the Quaternary. You may wish to discuss this difference with your students. In order to minimize confusion we have included pages for all of these time period designations so that you can choose the pages that best coordinate with the information resources you have chosen to use.

The pages for the divisions of geologic time each include an illustration frame. Your student may wish to draw pictures of what the landscape might have looked like during each time period, or might choose to use this space for maps of the shifting land masses of the earth over the ages. One resource we like for such maps is the web site found at www.paleoportal.org. From the main page, click on the “Exploring Time & Space” option. Then select the geologic time division you are studying from the list on the right to see a map of the Earth during that time.

NOTE: These pages coordinate with:
Prehistory Notebook Pages – Intermediate / Advanced
Prehistory Notebook Pages – Primary
Prehistory Coloring Pages – Junior
Prehistory Minibooks
Recommended Books (different reading levels, with correlated study charts)
Suggested Videos

Prehistory Notebook Pages – Intermediate / Advanced


Notebook pages for Intermediate and Advanced level students have standard notebook-ruled line spacing.

Click here to download Intermediate / Advanced level notebook pages – Prehistory –

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Charles Darwin         

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Prehistory Notebook Pages – Primary


Notebook pages for Primary level students have manuscript lines with a dotted center line.

Click here to download Primary level notebook pages – Prehistory

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Charles Darwin         

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Prehistory Study – Suggested Videos


[Please Note: It is important to understand that these videos contain many artistic extrapolations not based on science. The great value of the videos is in helping prehistoric times come to life in the mind of the student, hopefully prompting the student to feel a desire to learn more. This is an excellent opportunity to help your student learn that there is a difference between solid analysys of scientific data and imaginative interpretation. Both have legitimate beneficial purposes, but they are not the same thing and one should not be mistaken for the other.]

The Universe: Spaceship Earth *
(This video describes current scientific theory about the formation of Earth and the solar system.)

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.Before Dinosaurs: Walking With Monsters**

Episode 1: Water Dwellers (Cambrian, Silurian, Devonian)
Episode 2: Reptiles Beginnings (Carboniferous, Early Permian)
Episode 3: Clash of Titans (Late Permian, Early Triassic).

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