Prehistory Intro

Trying to plan a prehistory unit is terribly overwhelming. It seems deceptively simple at first…until you realize how much time prehistory actually encompasses. Then I get caught up in trying to make it perfect, and really, I don’t need to do that because even if we just covered a smattering of it, Bean would still have learned more than a lot of people.

I gleaned ideas from both Satori Smiles and Dottie’s Homeschool Universe. In fact, most of the ideas come from those two blogs (thank you extensively to both ladies!).  I also bought the Ancient Creature Cards and Giant Evolution Timeline from Charlie’s Playhouse (and I recommend the playmat versus the poster since it costs a heck of a lot more than the $10 difference to laminate the darn thing).

I would like to be consistent in doing this (say 2x per week), but given that it’s summer, that Bean is going to various camps, and that we have multiple picnics, visits, etc… going on that it will get squeezed in when we have the time.

The basic outline:

Archaeology
Fossils
Evolution
The Big Bang
Pre-Cambrian
Cambrian
Ordovician
Silurian
Devonian
Carboniferous
Permian
Dinosaurs (Triassic, Jurassic, Cretacious)
Mammals (Tertiary, Quarternary)

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