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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 169 Views 140 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson 5: Geographic Features and Landforms in the Eastern Hemisphere
Is the Neolithic Revolution a turning point in world history? Class members discuss whether society develops as a result of environmental change, and write an argumentative essay based on what they have learned.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Venn Diagram-Paleolithic and Neolithic
Review the paleolithic and neolithic time periods using this creative lesson. After a unit on Mesopotamia and the Stone Age, learners fill out a Venn diagram comparing the paleolithic and neolithic period, and write a paragraph describing how the two civilizations were similar.
6th Social Studies & History 43 Views 119 Downloads
Writing Exercise: Neolithic Revolution and Early Civilizations
Use this handy worksheet after reading about the Neolithic Revolution. Learners can use this resource to compose three short answer questions regarding the transition from the Neolithic Revolution to early civilizations, what led to early cities, and political systems that developed along river valleys.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 29 Views 104 Downloads
This Old Ship
Junior archaeologists will be able to describe shipwreck artifacts and the information they reveal. They work in small groups to reasearch wreckage features of different period ships, making this not only a science lesson plan, but a social studies lesson plan as well!
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 30 Downloads
How Farming Planted the Seeds for the Internet
Is farming the greatest innovation in all of history? Watch as modern technology and advancements are traced back to the invention of farming in the Neolithic Revolution. The video illustrates how agricultural surplus led to division of labor in groups of people, which in turn would eventually result in the establishment of cities and central features of civilizations, such as central government, organized religion, systems of writing, etc.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 15 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 20 Views 86 Downloads
Development of Agriculture and Writing
Starting out with a brief explanation of eras, periods, and ages, this lecture presents general information on the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. Using images and a timeline, the narrator covers the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic eras, stressing the importance of the development of agriculture.
13 mins 6th - 10th Social Studies & History 40 Views 32 Downloads
Chalkboard Challenge: The Beginning of Human Society
After studying Ancient Civilizations, learners could use this jeopardy-like game as a review. Having questions relating to the Neolithic, Paleolithic Era, and more, this presentation would be a great whole class or center activity.
6th Social Studies & History 10 Views 86 Downloads
Make prehistoric culture easy for your class to understand with this well-composed presentation. It provides timelines for the Neolithic, paleolithic age, and the agricultural revolution. Images and information on two prehistoric sites is also included.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 144 Downloads
Writing Exercise: The Neolithic Revolution
Provide a format for your historians to explore the Neolithic Revolution using this writing exercise. Three display questions prompt scholars to reflect on how the revolution was a turning point in human history, its impact on gender roles, and the nature of a traditional economy.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 18 Views 76 Downloads
Otzi: The Iceman Worksheet
Learners work together to research and present their findings on the 20th century archaeological phenomenon of Ötzi the Iceman! This is a well-organized worksheet that guides class members through researching the story of the find, evaluating how evidence of his clothing and equipment supports how the Neolithic man lived, and learning how the mummy has become a world sensation.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 51 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 69 Views 236 Downloads
Themes Frame: A Historian's Tool
High schoolers research the scientific, economic, and cultural themes that connect Paleolithic and Neolithic inhabitants. They complete Paleolithic and Neolithic Theme Frames, comparing/contrasting the two cultures in an essay or Venn diagram.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Looking for Clues
Upper graders become "shipwreck detectives" by studying the debris field from a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea which took place in the 700s. A website is accessed that gives specific information about the debris field, and pairs of learners fill out a worksheet embedded in the plan that categorizes the majority of debris found in quadrants that are delineated in the worksheet.
5th - 6th Science 18 Views 22 Downloads
Unveil the mysteries of ancient China in this presentation, which includes photographs of historic relics from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Slides detail the Hsia, Shang, and Zhou Dynasties; especially helpful is the final slide, which takes viewers through the Dynastic Circle.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 15 Views 64 Downloads
Students explore cave art. In this Neolithic Age lesson plan, students get into groups and research a given topic. Students create a poster with information and visual aids. Students then look a pictures and watch a DVD about artifacts found in caves.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 10 Downloads