Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.2b - Paleolithic Era

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

b) describing characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies, including their use of tools and fire;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

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UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Early human societies, through the development of culture, began the process of overcoming the limits set by the physical environment.

ESSENTIALS

Hunter-gatherer societies during the Paleolithic Era (Old Stone Age)

 were nomadic, migrating in search of food, water, and shelter

 invented the first tools, including simple weapons

 learned how to make and use fire

 lived in clans

 developed oral language

 created “cave art.”


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