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Ch 1: Paleolithic Era to the Agricultural Revolution

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Watch engaging and fun video lessons on the Paleolithic era and the Agricultural Revolution. Take quick quizzes to solidify your understanding of the material.

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

Video Objectives
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.

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