Unit One, Day One Objective: SWBAT identify at least five characteristics from the Paleolithic Era on a textbook worksheet.
Warm-up 1 2 Give the number (for A to D) • South America • The Indian Ocean lies directly to the south of • The Mediterranean Sea lies to the south of • The Nile River is located in which continent? • Which came first: 1000 BCE or 2000 BCE? 6 4 5 2000BC
Unit One, Day Two • Objective: SWBAT identify at least five characteristics from the Neolithic Era on a chart.
Warm-up 2 • The period of time before writing existed is called prehistory or paleolithic? • Early humans arose in East Africa or Northern Europe? • The scientific term for modern humans is homo sapiens or homo habilis? • Early humans lived in extended family groups called villages or clans? • Why were early humans nomadic? • Name 5 technologies developed by Early Humans.
Warm-up 2 answers • Why were early humans nomadic? They were searching for food, water, and shelter and following migrating animals. • Name 5 technologies developed by Early Humans. simple tools and weapons, oral language, clothing, fire, and cave art
Unit One, Day Three Objective: SWBAT identify at least five characteristics from the beginnings of civilizations.
Warm-up 3 • Another name for the Neolithic Era is the Old Stone Age or the New Stone Age? • The Neolithic Era began when humans learned agriculture or how to domesticate or gather plants and animals? • Why were Neolithic humans able to settle in one place and build houses and villages? • Name five technologies developed during the Neolithic Era? • Name two Neolithic sites being studied by archaeologists today.
Warm-up 3 answers • Why were Neolithic humans able to settle in one place and build houses and villages? Since they could farm and domesticate animals they had a ready supply of food • Name five technologies developed during the Neolithic Era? agriculture, domesticated animals, weaving, pottery and advanced tools and weapons • Name two Neolithic sites being studied by archaeologists today. Jericho, Aleppo, CatalHoyuk, and Stonehenge
Unit one, Day four • Objective: SWBAT use their resources in order to complete a unit review to prepare for tomorrow's test.
Warm-up 4 • A complex society with cities, writing, government, religion, and advanced technology is called a culture or civilization? • What caused population to grow and trade to develop? • The earliest written languages developed from sounds or pictures? • Early civilizations learned how to make tools from bronze and iron or stone and wood? • City-states, kingdoms and empires are examples of job specialization or centralized governments?
Unit One, Day Five • Objective: SWBAT apply their knowledge of the Paleolithic Era, the Neolithic Era and early civilizations on a unit test.
Prehistory to Early Civilizations Paleolithic Era Civilization Neolithic Era
Prehistory: • The period of time before writing existed • It includes the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras
Paleolithic Era2 million BCE to 8000 BCE • old stone age • lasted from the appearance of man until the development of agriculture (farming)
Homo Sapiens • (Modern man)Emerged in Africa between 100,000 and 400,000 years ago
Early humans were hunters and gatherers whose survival depended on the availability of wild plants and animals • They were nomadic (they migrated in search of food, water, and shelter).
What were the characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies during the Paleolithic era?
Because theyfollowed herds of animals they lived in temporary shelters (caves and tents).
Spent most of their time hunting or gathering food and water necessary for survival.
Technology: • The way people apply knowledge, tools, and inventions to meet their needs.
fire • clothes (from animal skins and grasses)
Neolithic Era8000 BCE to 3500 BCE New Stone Age • period of time that began when people took up farming (the Agricultural Revolution) and ended with the advent of civilization.
Domesticated (tamed) animals were penned or herded to provide a ready supply of meat, milk, fur,etc. Domesticated pig Wild boar
How did the beginning of agriculture and the domestication of animals promote the rise of settled communities?
People could settle in one place because they didn’t have to search for food, water and shelter.
They spent less time searching for foodand had some 'spare time' in which to innovate and create new technologies.
agriculture • domesticated animals
Archaeologists • Study past cultures by locating and analyzing human remains, settlements, fossils, and artifacts
Artifacts • Things made by people
Archaeologists apply scientific tests such as carbon dating to analyze fossils and artifacts.