Unit 2 – The Three Stone Ages A1. Lesson Plans
Objectives: Students will be able to identify the first three stone ages as the Paleolithic Age, Mesolithic Age and Neolithic Age. When given pictures or characteristics of the different ages, they will be able to correctly identify which picture or characteristic matches which age.
World History Standards, Era 1 - The Beginnings of Human Society Standard 1: "Understands the biological and cultural processes that shaped the earliest human communities."
World History Standard 46, Level III, Middle School: "Understands major changes in world population from Paleolithic times to the present (e.g., why these changes occurred, the effects of major disease pandemics)"
California Content Standards: Grade 6; World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations, 6.1 “Students describe what is known through archaeological studies of the early physical and cultural development of mankind from the Paleolithic Era to the agricultural revolution, in terms of:
the hunter-gatherer societies and their characteristics…
Identify the locations of human communities that populated the major regions of the world and describe how humans adapted to a variety of environments.
Discuss the climatic changes and human modifications of the physical environment that gave rise to the domestication of plants and animals and new sources of clothing and shelter.
After a society meets its basic needs for food and shelter, it can then pursue artistic forms of cultural preservation such as the creation of jewelry, music and paintings.
Changes in climate and the development of new tools can effect change in a society’s culture.
Cultures often don’t change their way of life unless they have to.
Materials: A computer or a picture of one, a CD-ROM or floppy disk or pictures of them, a lithium battery if one is accessible, textbook Houghton Mifflin's A Message of Ancient Days, 1999 or other suitable textbook, worksheet handouts, teacher-prepared overhead or drawing on the board. (See Part 1 PPT and Worksheet)
Length: 45 minutes.
Assessment: Students should be able to get at least 6 out of the 8 answers correct.
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