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Paleolithic Era to the Agricultural Revolution - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The end of the last ice age brought new opportunities to early inhabitants of Earth. This chapter uncovers some of the new technologies that emerged in the Paleolithic era and identifies the different ways that humans adapted to their environment. After you've watched all the lessons in this chapter, you'll understand:
- Hunter-gatherer societies
- Use of fire in early societies
- Human communities around the world
- Causes of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
|The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities||Discover the human developments that took place after the last ice age. Discuss the impact of domestication of animals.|
|Hunter-Gatherer Societies: Developing Tools & Using Fire||Characterize the lives of those who were part of hunter-gatherer societies. Explain the importance of tool development and use of fire.|
|Early Human Communities Around the World||Pinpoint locations of early human communities throughout the globe.|
|How Humans Adapted to a Variety of Environments||Detail methods used by humans to adapt to different environments.|
|Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications||Outline the benefits of an agricultural society and contrast it with a nomadic lifestyle.|
1. The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities
What is an ice age? How did the latest period of glaciation form our species? How has the abundance of this latest period of interglaciation changed our behavior? Watch this lesson to find out.
2. Hunter-Gatherer Societies: Making Tools & Using Fire
In this lesson, you will explore the role of fire and stone tools in early human society as both a means of survival and important aspects of culture. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Early Human Communities Around the World
In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the first early human communities and the changes that lead people to settle down and build cities. Then, you will be able to test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications
A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?
5. How Humans Adapted to Their Environments
In this lesson, you will explore the impact of early humans on their environments and discover how these first communities survived. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the World History: Middle School course
- Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt & Kush
- The Ancient Hebrews
- Ancient Greek Civilization
- Early Civilization in India
- Early Civilization in China
- The Roman Republic
- The Roman Empire and Cultural Legacies
- The Byzantine Empire
- Islamic Civilizations in the Middle Ages
- Middle & Late Imperial China
- Africa (500-1800 CE)
- Feudal Japan
- Medieval Europe
- Meso-American & Andean Civilizations
- Renaissance Europe
- The Reformation in Europe
- The Scientific Revolution
- The Enlightenment
- Europe and the Age of Exploration