Activities A Journey Through Space and Time
You are about to go back in time to visit the caves of the cave man. As you visit each ancient place, create a journal entry about the site. Include the date in the upper right-hand corner of each entry, and give it a title in order to remember where you've been.Use the links below to visit each site. Do not browse to other linked sites. You don't have time! You should use the arrows or other "next" buttons within the site.To go to a site click on its address. When you are finished viewing and writing, come back here. You can bookmark or add this page to favorites.
Your writing should be very descriptive. Assume the reader has not seen the web sites. Here is a rubric for descriptive writing.1. Look at the first two sites for information about the discovery of the cave. When you visit the Cave of Lascaux, you will need Flash (a plug-in in your browser). Move your mouse over the arrow on the left to see other parts of the web site. If you look in "Archaeological Research", you will find all the answers to your questions. This is an extensive website, so make sure you focus on the cave paintings themselves and the geology of the area.http://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/31/obituaries/marcel-ravidat-is-dead-at-72-found-lascaux-cave-paintings.htmlNew! Mobile site http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/mobile/contenu.php?fichier=00.xml
You should print out the writing guide to help you with your journal entry.2. This next cave is also in France. When you click on the link below, you will arrive at the "Chauvet-Pont-D'Arc Cave", "la grotte Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc". Don't miss "The Cave Today" , "Time and Space", and "Visit the Cave". Don't forget to click on "NEWS" for interesting developments with the site.Cress' Conquerors should combine the journal entry for Chauvet and Cosquer. A useful approach might be to compare and contrast the two caves.
3. A wonderful cave was found under water. After you click on the link, scroll down to "The Cosquer Cave". Look at "A Very Unique Cave", "Virtual Visit", "Land Animals", "Marine Animals", and "The Hands".4. The next three sites are about caves in Spain. Expect to see strange spellings or unusual word use on the Cantabria University pages. The sites were translated form Spanish.
The PBS site on Altamira concentrates on the discovery of the cave. Make sure you notice the "unscrupulous acts" at La Clotilde. You can look at other caves in this set of pages from Cantabria University at the index: http://grupos.unican.es/arte/Ingles/prehist/paleo/Default.htm.Cress' Conquerors- you should do one journal entry that includes all three Spanish caves.
5. Finally, visit these sites on an amazing discovery in Slovenia. Combine the journal entry for these sites.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpgpJhgc504 The bone flute is played at 2:45 in the video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHy9FOblt7Y A video with a replica bone flute being played. It shows some of the dig site.6. Here is a site related to a cave site you have already visited. You do not need to write a journal entry for this one.Quiz TimeThis is a word search for you to complete on paper. Your teacher may give you a copy, or she/he will tell you to print it yourself. (After clicking on the link, choose print from the file menu, or click on the printer icon. After you have your copy, click the "back" icon in your web browser.)Your teacher will tell you whether to take the quiz online or on paper. If s/he gives you a link to take the quiz online, take the quiz titled "Cave Art".
Class Discussion and Final Essay
Your teacher will lead a class discussion on the work you have done so far. Take notes so you can use them for the final essay.The following resources also discuss views of prehistoric man:
Art ProjectWhen you have finished your Final Essay, you are ready to complete the Cave Art Project. Your teacher may give you directions, or she/he may tell you to use the directions posted on the Art Project page. If you need these directions, click on the link to the left under the Cave Man Page.