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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.
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. A great way to build expository writing skills and improve reading comprehension.
In this Neolithic culture learning exercise, students use complete sentences to respond to 6 short answer questions regarding the culture of Neolithic people.
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. There is no background information, so reading or research materials need to be provided. Some pupils could do their own research. Not much creativity or critical thinking involved here.
Lessons about agriculture during the Neolithic period can provide activities to help student understand this important time.
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.
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.
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. This is a great way to combine environmental study or Earth Day activities with a social studies lesson on the Agricultural Revolution!
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.
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. He ends with a shorter segment on the Bronze Age and the beginning of writing.
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, but a social studies lesson as well!
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.
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.
Students create cave drawings of their own after viewing ancient neolithic cave paintings. In this cave drawings lesson plan, students use chalk and construction paper.
Students explore cave art. In this Neolithic Age lesson, 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. Students then create their own cave art.
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. Note: The Chalkboard Challenge Game may be disabled.
Students identify Neolithic cultures in South East Asia and China, possibly precursors to the ancient civilizations being compared. In this world history lesson plan, students construct a presentation of a group hypothesis based on information learned as to why the Minoans could or could not be the same people group of the Shang Dynasty.
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.
In this Humans Try to Control Nature worksheet, learners write answers to questions about the development of agriculture, then write an extended response about how stone age people supplied their own food.
Sixth graders compare and contrast ancient civilizations. In this research skills lesson, 6th graders use SMART Board programs to compare and contrast the economies, cultures, and geography of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India.