Did we all originate from ancestors that were either hunters or gatherers in the Stone Age? Find out in this ToolBook that begins with the Stone Age nomads and travels to farming villages. We also go from one type of hard object (stone) to another (ice) in the Ice Age.
"The Stone Age" includes:
- Out of Africa: Archaeologists trace DNA and migration to Central Asia.
- The Paleolithic era: What was life like during the Stone Age? Hunter-gatherer societies, the development of tools, and the use of fire.
- The Agricultural Revolution: Where the earliest settlements arose, and why. How people adapted to the environment. Climate change. The domestication of plants and animals. The rise of farming villages.
- The world's first civilizations: What did they have in common? Easy climate, good soil, rivers for irrigation.
- Timeline for six civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Which civilizations existed at the same time? Compare and contrast all six.
|#1 Timeline||Timeline of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece and Rome|
|#2 Chart||Compare & Contrast 7 Ancient Civilizations|
|#3 Graphic Organizer||How are you connected to the Ancient Civilizations?|
|1. THE PALEOLITHIC ERA TO|
|THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION|
|#5 Lecture||Out of Africa...andn into Central Asia|
|#6 Lecture||The Paleolithic Era|
|#7 Internet||What was life like during the Stone Age?|
|#8 Lecture||Neolithic Age|
|#9 Internet||The Neolithic Age: Farming villages!|
|2. THE ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS|
|#10 Mapping||Post-it a Map of the World|
|#11 Mapping||River Cities!|
|#12 Mapping||Locate places on a map!|
|#13 Chart||Did climate contribute to the rise of cities?|
|#14 Lecture||Easy climate!|
|#15 Lecture||Easy clothes!|
|#16 Mapping||Easy Water Supply!|
|#17 Lecture||Uneasy earthquakes|
|#18 Group Analysis||Easy Land!|
|#19 Mapping||River Cities|
|#20 Chart||Ancient Civilizations: What do they have in common?|
|#21 Group Analysis||What do they have in common?|
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