Who was Otzi? All information and images from www.iceman.it/en and Gudrun SulzenbacherThe Glacier Mummy: Discovering the Neolithic Age with the Iceman 3rd updated edition 2011 ISBN 978-3-85256-591-0
Technical Vocabulary Possible Words Shaman Artifact Retoucheur Settlement Menhir, stele Eimkorn Pathologist Radiocarbon (carbon 14) dating Transhumance Bast Tinder Flint CT (CAT) scan Sinew Sheath Quiver Endoscope radiologist Smelt Haft Malachite Casting Flights embers Activity Ideas 1. Given a list of eight to twelve academic and domain specific vocabulary words, students in small groups select six of the eight or ten of the twelve words and create a dialog using those words to demonstrate that they know and understand the words. An assessment rubric would include the fact that the word is explained or defined by its usage. Small group , pair 2. Board games. Students create a board game that uses their knowledge of the vocabulary words in the game. It could in the game board or in the questions asked to move along the path. An assessment rubric would include this requirement. A sample board game template can be found here. Pair, Individual 3. Evaluation ladder. Students take a list of eight vocabulary words and will rank them from most to least relevant to the subject or text. They then defend their rank in writing or may do so in a group orally as the teacher listens in. There is no correct rank, but student should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the words by their explanation of the ranking. Pair, individual 4. Word Sort. Students take a list of 8 or so vocabulary words from a text, writethem on slips of paper. Next they arrange the words in group, identifying a title for each group. Finally students explain their product and in doing so, will demonstrate their understanding of the terms and the relationships between them. Pair, individual
Presentation: INSTRUCTIONS LEADER Find artifacts and evidence to support this theory. FARMER Find artifacts and evidence to support this theory. TRADER OR PROSPECTOR Find artifacts and evidence to support this theory. SHEPHARD Find artifacts and evidence to support this theory. Present your evidence in a presentation. Each member of your group must explain at least one piece of evidence or artifact. Some of the information will not be relevant and you should not include it. HUNTER Find artifacts and evidence to support this theory. SHAMAN Find artifacts and evidence to support this theory.
Counter-arguments LEADER Why was he travelling alone? FARMER If he was a farmer why was he away from his village? TRADER OR PROSPECTOR Why didn’t he have tools for finding minerals? What could he have traded apart from his equipement? SHEPHARD Why was there no evidence of animal hair on him or his clothes? Beware! There are some some questions about all of the theories. The last part of your presentation should try to answer these. HUNTER Why were most of his arrows not ready to be used? SHAMAN Why didn’t he have special clothes?