Activity Overview

Stories are a great way for students to connect to history and remind them that it was once the present. In this activity, students will write a story about the lives of early humans. Their narrative comics should include information they have learned, such as environment, art, diet, and more to illustrate the daily life of early humans and how they navigated and survived in a harsh world.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Diagram a Process

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Write and illustrate a story about the lives of early humans!

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Create a 3-6 cell storyboard with descriptions and illustrations showing the sequence of major events in their daily lives.
  3. Save and submit your storyboard.

Requirements: Include information about the early humans way of life: food, shelter, clothing, and any other details you have learned.

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