About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our Middle School World History Homeschool Curriculum course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the Paleolithic era through the agricultural revolution. There is no faster or easier way to learn about prehistory events and societies. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about early human and hunter-gatherer societies, the Ice Age and Neolithic agriculture.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a Paleolithic Era to the Agricultural Revolution unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Paleolithic Era to the Agricultural Revolution Unit Objectives:
- Learn how the last Ice Age provided new opportunities for humans.
- Discover how hunter-gatherers made tools and used fire.
- Locate early human communities around the globe.
- Explain how early humans adapted to their environments.
- Understand what led to the Neolithic agricultural revolution.
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. 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?
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