World History

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Unit 1 Place and Time

Chapter 2 Prehistoric People

8000 B.C.. - 3000 B.C.


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Day 1-3
Getting to Know Your Atlas.
Learn to use an atlas effectively.
Interpret a wide variety of maps.
State Goals
17.A.1a Identify physical characteristics of places, both local and global (e.g., locations, roads, bodies of water).
atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Getting to Know Your Atlas 1a & 1b 
atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Reviewing Map Skills 2a & 2b
atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Focusing on History 3a & 3b


Day 4
Topic 2-1 The Paleolitic Age
Explain how tools, language, clothing, and the discovery of fire helped early people advance.
State Goals
17.C.3c  Analyze how human processes influence settlement patterns including migration and population growth.
18.A.5  Compare ways in which social systems are affected by political, environmental, and economic and technological changes.
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes)Terms to Learn   
period of time before the invention of writing
a time when people progressed culturally and began to live in cities
Migrate: move from place to place
Home territory:  Area searched for food.

Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Paleolithic Age 2.3 mya - 10,000 ya     Called Old Stone Age  

Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Advances:

Making Tools: flakes p.35
Making Fire: sticks or stones
Seeking shelter:
       Camped in open, dug pits in ground.
       100,000 yeras ago people used caves
Making Clothing: skins
Developing Language: Sounds, hand signals, language

Early Paleolithic and Neolithic Cultures  9:55

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Paleolithic Age pages 33-34

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Atlas of the World

readme.gif (1442 bytes) World Atlas pages 6 & 7
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) People Migrate Across the Earth 4a & 4b

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Paleolithic Age pages 34-40



Day 5-6
Topic Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon
Summarize what Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons were alike.
State Goals
18.A.3a  Explain how language, literature, and the arts, architecture, and traditions contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Terms to Learn  
Homo habilis:
skillful man
Homo erectus:
man who walks upright
Homo sapien:
man who thinks

: first homo-sapien; Germany area
Cro-Magnon: first modern human

Neandertal Part 1  9:54
Neandertal Part 2  9:58
Neandertal Part 3  9:13
Neandertal Part 4  9:58
Neandertal Part 5  10:00

Computer.gif (1114 bytes)   Cave at Lascaux Flashlight Tour Use opening for effect
Click on Discover
Click on Virtual Visit
: Nice sideview map of cave

Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Cave Art Pictures bison, deer, cattle, horses (unicorn), cow, horse, 2 cows,

Cave at Lascaux  6:36

crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Lascaux Cave Painting Project

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Early Men    Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Neandertal, Cro-Magnon
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Cave Art Display Idea
atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Lascaux Map
Map of France pictures of cave art
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Natural Colors for Art   black, brown, red, yellow
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Prehistoric Art Paleolithic Tour 
        pictures too small for entire class to see


Day 7
Topic 2-2 The Neolithic Age  
Describe how people changed from food gatherers to food producers.                         
State Goals
16.A.4a  Analyze and report historical events to determine cause and effect.
16.D.3 (W)  Identify the origins and analyze consequences of events that have shaped the world including famines, migrations, plagues, slave trading.
17.C.3c  Analyze how human processes influence settlement patterns including migration and population growth.
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Terms to Learn

Neolithic Age
: New Stone Age
Domesticated: tamed
Population: number of people
Specialization: development of occupations

Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Two discoveries led to farming.
                   Learning to grow food.
                   Learning to herd animals.
Hunter Gatherer to Agricultural: History of Man Part 1  10;26
Pottery and Metal  8:47

readme.gif - 802 Bytes Section 2-2 Neolithic pages 41-45

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Atlas of World History  8-9
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Agriculture  and Early Settlements 5a & 5b


Note02.gif (247 bytes) Neolithic Revolution


Day 8
Topic Neolithic Age
Discuss why specialization, government, and religion were important in Neolithic societies.
State Goals
17.C.3c  Analyze how human processes influence settlement patterns including migration and population growth.
18.C.2  Describe how changes in production and population caused changes in social systems.
The Harvest of the Seasons 2/5  10:20  part 2 talks about Jericho

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Read/Scan pages 42-46.
Farmers & Herders
Early Villages
Jericho 8000 BC
Abu Hureyra, Syria 7500BC
Catal Hüyük, Turkey 6500-5700 BC


Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Early Humans PowerPoint


Day 9
Topic Neolithic Age
Compare the Old Stone Age and the New Stone Age
State Goals
17.C.3c  Analyze how human processes influence settlement patterns including migration and population growth.
18.C.2  Describe how changes in production and population caused changes in social systems.
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Safari Montage: Horrible Histories: Stone Age

Pencil.gif - 434 BytesPaleolithic & Neolithic Chart


Day 10
Topic Virtual Field Trips
Introduce kids to one of the first villages, Catal Hutuk.
State Goals
18.C.1  Describe how individuals interacted within groups to make choices regarding food, clothing, and shelter.
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Catal Huyuk  Take the tour of one of the first villages of early civilizations

SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Could You Survive As a Hunter Gatherer?  Take the quiz.  See if you live!


State Goals


Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Tests    IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources    
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) OnLine Field Trips    Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer      bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book      Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Game    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit

Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Cave at Lascaux
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Early Men    Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Neandertal, Cro-Magnon
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Hominid Species Time Line   The chronological chart below shows the main Hominid species.
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Neandertal Facial Length     New scientific evidence challenges a common perception that Neandertals — a close evolutionary relative to modern humans that lived 230,000 to 30,000 years ago — possessed exceptionally long faces.
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Neandertal Newborn   The 40,000-year-old remains were first discovered in 1914 in an exposed cliff near Le Moustier in the Dordogne region of France. Named Le Moustier 2, the skeleton disappeared just a few years later.
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Neandertal Skull
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Stone Age Diet
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Welcome to the Stone Ages   Welcome to the world of the late stone age hunter gatherers. This exhibition takes you into the lives of the inhabitants of Britain and north west Europe from the time when ice sheets still covered land and sea, until the time when settled farming peoples were cultivating the land.
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Catal Hoyuk Excavation     To this date, Catal Hoyuk is the oldest and largest Neolithic Age city found. Approximately 8000 years old, this central Anatolian settlement point is situated to the east of Carsamba River, which is fed from Lake Beysehir, and near the town of Cumra.

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