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;
Do the benefits of innovation outweigh the costs?
How does our environment affect us? How do we affect it?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Early human societies, through the development of culture, began the process of overcoming the limits set by the physical environment.
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.”
Paleolithic Era (2b)
Neolithic Era (2c)
Neolithic societies (2c)
Carbon 14 dating (2d)
Bronze Age (2d)
Catal Hoyuk (2d)