Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.2c - Neolithic Era

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

c) analyzing how technological and social developments gave rise to sedentary communities;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

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


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The beginning of agriculture, including permanent settlements, was a major step in the advancement of human social organization.

ESSENTIALS

Societies during the Neolithic Era (New Stone Age)

 developed agriculture (domesticated plants)

 domesticated animals

 used advanced tools

 made pottery

 developed weaving skills.


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