Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.2a - Hunter-Gatherer Societies

The student will apply social science skills to understand the period from the Paleolithic Era to the agricultural revolution by

a) explaining the impact of geographic environment on hunter-gatherer societies;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • Do the benefits of innovation outweigh the costs?

  • How does our environment affect us? How do we affect it?


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Life in early hunter-gatherer societies was shaped by the physical environment.

ESSENTIALS

Homo sapiens emerged in East Africa between 100,000 and 400,000 years ago.

Homo sapiens migrated from Africa to Eurasia, Australia, and the Americas.

Early humans were hunters and gatherers whose survival depended on the availability of wild plants and animals.


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Continents (2a)

nomad (2a)

adaptation  (2a)

hominid (2a)

Paleolithic Era (2b)

hunter-gatherers (2b)

clan (2b)

Neolithic Era (2c)

Domestication (2c)

Neolithic societies (2c)

artifact (2d)

archaeology (2d)

fossil (2d)

Carbon 14 dating (2d)

Bronze Age (2d)

Places

Eurasia (2a)

England (2d)

Aleppo (2d)

Jericho (2d)

Catal Hoyuk (2d)

Anatolia (2d)

Stonehenge (2d)

Updated: May 21, 2018