Houghton Mifflin: World History: Ancient Civilizations
Chapter Assessment Technology Activities

Chapter 1: The Tools of History

Creating a Virtual Museum

Use the Internet or the library to learn more about one of the early hominids discussed in this chapter. Then work with a group of classmates to create a virtual museum exhibit on how early humans lived.

Internet Resources

Human Evolution
A PBS site that compares early hominids in a simple chart with illustrations.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/evolution/indext.html
Hominid Species Timeline
A Washington State University site that provides a hominid species timeline allowing students to click on each species for specific information and illustrations.
http://www.wsu.edu:8001/vwsu/gened/learn-modules/top_longfor/timeline/timeline.html
The Evolution of Hominids
A simple chart comparing fossil skulls of early hominids, from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution.
http://www.meta-library.net/ghc-evo/evolu1-body.html

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