Ancient X-Files: Dawn Of A Man Education Worksheet - Student Tasks

Video highlights from Ancient X-Files

Upper Primary and Junior Secondary Students

TELEVISION SERIES

Ancient X-Files 2

LEARNING TASK EPISODE
Dawn Of Man

EPISODES IN THIS SERIES    
Crown Of Thorns, Living Vampires, The Mystery Of Mary Magdalene, Dawn Of Man, The Crucifixion Decoded

LEARNING LEVEL            
Upper Primary and Junior Secondary

SUBJECT                
Ancient History


UPPER PRIMARY

Task 1

Do some Internet research to find out where the following structures are located, their dimensions, and when they were built:

•    Stonehenge

•    The Great Pyramid

•    Gobekli Tepe

Task 2

Draw a diagram of Gobekli Tepe showing the two tall pillars. Include a compass with your sketch and make sure you align the pillars in the right direction. Use this website as a reference to help with your sketch:

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/photos/gobekli-tepe/

Task 3

Write a short story of about 50 words to explain when and how Gobekli Tepe was discovered.

Task 4

Write another story that describes in about 75 words what archaeologists believe the temple was used for.

Task 5

Bog bodies have been found in various parts of Europe. Archaeologists are able to learn a lot about the past by studying these bodies because they have been so well preserved. Answer the following questions:

•    What is a bog?

•    What is peat and what is it used for?

•    What did ancient people believe bogs represented?

•    How do bogs help to preserve bodies?

•    Describe three examples of information archaeologists have learned by examining bog bodies.



JUNIOR SECONDARY

Task 1

Answer the following questions about Gobekli Tepe:

•    What is it?

•    Where is it?

•    How and when was it discovered?


Task 2

Write definitions for each of the following terms:

•    Archaeology

•    Bog (as a landform term)

•    Carbon dating

•    DNA

•    Fertile crescent

•    Iron Age

•    Peat

•    Stone Age

Task 3


Write a 100-word explanation to describe the constellation Orion and what it has to do with Gobekli Tepe.

Task 4

Now make a bullet point list of ten examples of evidence used to support the theory of Orion and its relationship with Gobekli Tepe.
 

Task 5

In about 200 words, describe how did the discovery of Gobekli Tepe changed the way we think about Stone Age people?

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