Hunter-gatherer Culture Teacher Resources
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The Neolithic Revolution
With the abundance of food products we can easily access in our society today, it is easy to forget the toll this can take on our global environment. Young learners will discover how the transition to agriculture and domesticated living from nomadic hunter-gatherer societies would also come to mean intensive exploitation of land.
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Agricultural Revolution
Rather than simply define the agricultural revolution, invite your learners to consider the advantages and disadvantages that agriculture has brought to humanity as a whole. John Green begins this first episode of this series by illustrating early humans as foragers and hunters, and progresses to a discussion of why the agricultural revolution occurred and what implications this has had on civilization and the environment.
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Earliest Americans
The topic of the peopling of the Americas offers the opportunity for a fascinating discussion. Give your class the knowledge they need to understand the migration across Beringia, the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, and the impact of agriculture.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Era 1: The Beginnings of Human Society
From hunter-gatherers to the Neolithic Age, this PowerPoint walks you through the history and beginnings of human society. Many facts about the various stages of humanity are embedded in this presentation. This is a great resource to use as a lecture guide.
6th Social Studies & History
Ecoregions of Texas
Seventh graders discuss why hunter-gatherers might have favored certain areas in which to live. In pairs, they research specific regions to examine in depth. Students present their eco-region vegetation findings (in this case Central Texas) with the class and speculate why hunter-gatherers were attracted to this particular site.
Ecoregions of Texas
Young scholars map the ecoregions in Texas and illustrate the vegetation native to the region. They will use their maps to investigate why prehistoric hunter-gatherers might have decided to live in one area over another, such as the ancient Gault site - home north of Austin, Texas.
3rd - 8th Science
People of the Stone Age: Hunters and Gatherers
Intended for a young audience, this presentation provides a simplistic view of the life of a Stone Age hunter/gatherer. Human migration, gathering, tools, and the Ice Age are covered but not in-depth. A topical discussion with good leading questions would enhance this resource.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Human PreHistory 101 Part 3: Agriculture Rocks Our World
Around 14,000 years ago, the ice age melted. What did humans do in response? They settled down and began to farm their food. Visit the Fertile Crescent and beyond through animation and narrated explanations. Viewers learn about the birth of agriculture and cities, and the exponential population growth that occurred as a result.
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Students discuss the ways in which an environment is used to provide the basic necessities of life. In groups, they compare and contrast how different hunter and gatherer groups have used the environment to their advantage. They place the information into a chart and present their findings to the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Urbanization and the Evolution of Cities Across 10,000 Years
Today, more than half of all people in the world live in an urban area. How did the early hunter-gatherer culture evolve into the modern city, and what implications does this continuing development have for the future of our world community?
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Music and Early Man
Creative projects are great ways to increase interest in topical research. Middle schoolers learning about primitive life styles in the Americas explore the importance of music to hunter gatherers. They research and create musical instruments out of found natural objects and then create an essay, picture book, role play, or presentation that shows the role of music in prehistoric society.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Bio Lesson: Hunter Gatherers
Students bring in seeds to examine and save for next spring. In this seed and plants lesson, students draw pictures of plants, research the proper names, and attach samples of seeds. Students determine how many seeds are produced by an average plant and write a story about seeds.
4th - 6th Science
Gala Fiesta Jamboree
Fifth graders explore world cultures by identifying local cuisine. In this cultural analysis lesson, 5th graders read assigned text which discusses the history of food and how hunter gathering was essential to our existence. Students view video clips about agriculture.
Use the provided passages on the Neolithic Revolution to answer 2 critical-thinking questions. Passage one is informational and describes benefits that came from the Neolithic Revolution. Passage two is a first person narrative from a hunter/gatherer's point of view and asks for a disadvantage of hunting.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Carrying on the Storytelling Tradition
Students examine the art of Clementine Hunter, a Creole folk artist. They compare Hunter's Folk Art style with Grandma Moses' Primitive work. They then draw an important memory in Hunter's style, and describe their drawing orally for a friend to write.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Achievements and Challenges of Zimbabwe
Here is an excellent set of five short lessons and activities intended to help learners not only gain an understand of current issues in Africa, but build critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, expository writing, research, and evaluation skills.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Geography: Quiz 8
This 10-question quiz primarily focuses on the industrial revolution and human geography. The teacher provides 4 versions of the same quiz to reduce the potential for cheating on this multiple choice test. It is likely that this quiz corresponds with a specific text; however, the resource is not referenced.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Native Americans in Georgia History
Let your learners find out firsthand what hunting and gathering was really like, with a role-play activity they will remember for years. The class researches how indigenous people used plants and animals to survive while respecting and conserving the earth's natural resources.
2nd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Torrents, Droughts, and Twisters - Oh My!
What is causing the extreme weather happening around the planet? Middle and high schoolers read about climate change as a possible link to such phenomena. Then they form groups to discuss and research one of the types of weather events. They present their findings to the rest of the class and then rank how confident scientists seem to be about the links.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable