On Thursday and Friday in class, students continued to analyze evidence relating to the death of Otzi the Iceman from the Stone Age. Students watched a documentary in class and added information onto their evidence sheets.
When we return from break, we will analyze some final evidence before preparing to write our reports on Otzi's death.
Today students were introduced to Otzi the Iceman, the 5,300 year old mummy that they will be studying over the course of the next two weeks in class. Students received their "case files" on Otzi's murder, filled with archaeological evidence as well as a variety of secondary sources that students will use to investigate Otzi's death. Students worked in small groups to analyze one of these secondary sources today.
Tomorrow, we will continue to investigate Otzi's death by reading an article on the evidence that scholars have gathered relating to his life and death.
On Monday and Tuesday in social science, students worked on creating comics that demonstrate what they have learned about adaptation and the theory of evolution. After examining replicas of early hominid skulls, students began to work on their comics. We completed our comic strips on Tuesday in class. Comics that are not finished during class are to be finished for homework and will be due on Wednesday, December 9th.
We will shift our focus to the topics of foraging and collective learning later this week.
Mrs. Cook is the 6th grade Social Science teacher on Team Leaders at Jefferson Middle School.