Early Humans: Middle School

Assessing Early Human Intelligence

Students will begin to assess the developments and accomplishments of early human civilizations. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • Social Studies: Ancient Civilizations, Early Humans
  • Science: Human Development 

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning…to differentiate between evidence and an inference a text.
  • So I can…assess if the evidence supports the claim.
  • I know I understand when…I can identify the evidence and the inferences in the text.
  • Students will be able to…explain in a paragraph if early humans were more advanced using evidence from the 2 texts.

Learning Standard 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

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