E-book, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Other


This is a Zip file containing the cover and contents for a charming and accurate (created with a government archaeologist) story about tool making by the ancient people who worked and lived at high altitudes and modern ethics when finding artifacts. Follows the 8,000 year history of a knife blade. Talks about methods of tool making, resource use, trade, and organic vs. stone technology. This file contains: The double-sided color cover in its own file so it can be printed separately on heavy stock or in color. Also it contains the contents of the coloring book, double sided in folio order. How to print and bind: Use a printer with a duplexer, or tell the printing service to print on 2 sides. Paper size is Legal, meaning it is 8.5 inches by 14 inches. If you do not have duplexer you can print one side, then flip them over and put them back in the paper tray and print the second side. A heavier card stock or paper used for the cover will extend the life of the book. Once printed, stack the pages and fold in half. You can use a long stapler and staple the inside of the fold when the book is laying open (like commercial coloring books) or fold the book closed and staple the fold near the edge.


  • Career & Technical Education > General
  • Career & Technical Education > Technology
  • Information & Media Literacy > General
  • Information & Media Literacy > Evaluating Sources
  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Story Telling
  • Language Arts > Vocabulary
  • Science > General
  • Science > History of Science
  • Science > Technology
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Anthropology
  • Social Studies > Technology
  • Social Studies > United States History
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • K
  • Pre-K
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Special Education
  • Other


student-facing lithic stone age stone technology archeology knife flint schist tool native ancient paleolithic



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2010-11-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This archeological coloring book provides accurate information about the story of an 8,000 year old Hozomeen Chert who is discovered by a little girl. Instead of taking the rock home, she notifies a ranger, who in turns notifies an archaeologist. This first person documentation of how an ancient piece of a rock evolved over time will capture the imaginations of many students.
Clare Graham Readers Rule
April 10, 2011

Excellent resource many thanks!

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