6-8 Arkansas

Nomadic Life

This inquiry leads students through an investigation of prehistoric nomadic life.  By investigating the compelling question “How do we know the past without written evidence?” students evaluate how nomads communicated, where they lived, and how they defined their needs based on the places they lived.  The formative performance tasks build on knowledge and skills through the course of the inquiry and help students develop understanding of nomadic life to compare with agrarian life.  Students create an evidence-based argument about how non-written artifacts support understanding of nomadic life during prehistoric times.