Take your Pick -- Lifelong Learning Adventures for Curious Hearts

Take your Pick -- Lifelong Learning Adventures for Curious Hearts
" It is almost impossible to go through a whole day without learning something .. " so go ahead, take your pick and start your journey .. Lifelong Learning Adventures inspired by Charlotte Mason Homeschooling with a Living Books Curriculum

Sunday, June 3, 2012

CHAPTER 1 - A Little History of the World by Ernst Gombrich - Living Books Curriculum

"A Little History of the World " by Ernst Gombrich 

  •  Charlotte Mason Homeschooling - Living Books Curriculum

CHAPTER 1 Resources


Interactive Dinosaur Game (BBC)

  • The Baryonyx Mystery

Join Bill Oddie on a quest to reveal the real life mystery of a dinosaur find
Paleontoly Skills and Broadband/WIFI access required

Interactive Historical Map

  • The Spread of Home Sapiens

Interactive Human Skull Comparison

  • Interactive Skull Comparison

Skull comparison, 3-D Scans of actual sculls to compare difference of skull anatomy

Photo Gallery of  Caveman Tools

  • Human Evolution Evidence of Early Tools 
  • Early Stone Age Tools
  • Middle Stone Age Tools
  • Later Stone Age Tools
also introduction to behaviour Getting food, storage and shelter , burials, making clothes, shelter and survival 

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Interactive Game - Dig and Deduce

  • Nova Online Dig and Deduce Neanderthals Online Game

"... It's only natural that we're curious about Neanderthals, our hominid kin who, on an evolutionary time scale, died off so recently. How intelligent were they? Did they interact with Cro Magnons? How closely related were they to us? And then there's the big question: What was their ultimate fate? 

For answers, we rely on the world's archeologists, who do their best to interpret evidence found at various Neanderthal sites. But it's not easy to give definitive answers to questions about life in the Paleolithic. You'll find this out for yourself in the following feature as you uncover bones and artifacts and then try to figure out what the evidence suggests." with thanks to PBS

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Interactive Game - 3-D Hominid Skulls Interactive

  • 3-D Hominid Interactive Skull at the National History Museum 

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Cave Art 

  • Lascaux Cave- French Cave Painting Art 

The Cave at Lascaux - Beautifully rendered interactive tour of Lascaux Cave - Cavepainting Art 

What did stone age people use to paint their cave paintings ?
  • It is thought that  Palaeolithic  people or Old Stone Age people  used sharp stones to carve into rock wales to depict their scenes
  • these are early versions of engravings or stone carvings
  • the color for the cave paintings cave from mineral pigments such as iron oxide .. so for the colour red or rust iron oxide was used, black color came either from charcoal and it is believed also manganese dioxide . A color that was rarely used in palaeolithic cave paintings is white and this color came from  kaolin or kaolinite. It is thought that certain types of blue may have also been used and could have been derived from plant materials like woad but as experiments show woad fades easily and no traces have been found to confirm this theory 
  • To make the color for the cave paintings these mineral pigments would be crushed up similarly to our pestle and mortar devices with a hollow stone then mixed up with water to make a soft paint 
  • Early paintbrushes or painting tools are thought thought have been fingers, twigs , pieces of small stone and animal hairs from stiff fur 

Cave Art Animation

  • Cave Art Animation
This animated cave art video centers around a computer aided hand drawn reproduction of the actual cave art found inside an ancient cave in Europe depicting a group of pre-historic people on a bow and arrow hunt for big game.

Watch as the cave art comes alive and these 3 pre historic people take down some big game 

with thanks to copyright Aug 2011 onemale2012


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