Subject: History, Social Studies
Lesson Length: 35 - 40 mins
Topic: Transition to Agriculture
Brief Description: Students will understand the impact agriculture had on culture and daily life of peoples living during the Neolithic Era.
Know Before You Start: Students should have an understanding of the daily life of peoples living during the Paleolithic Era.
- Look at the meaning of the “root” words, eg., “Paleo” from the Paleolithic Age and “Neo” from the Neolithic Age.
- Make predictions about why there was the distinction of “old” and “new” between the two eras.
- Have students research the reasons for the change from the Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Era (Agricultural Revolution).
- Have students create a two-panel comic depicting life during the Paleolithic Era and the Neolithic Era.
- Panel 1: Have students illustrate a scene that depicts the life of someone living during the Paleolithic Era.
- Panel 2: Have students illustrate a scene that depicts the life of someone living during the Neolithic Era.
- Have students include details that are specific to each time period. For example, stone tools, fire, hunting, farming, wild animals, domesticated animals, etc.
- Have students display their comics in print or a gallery walk and identify details that make the depictions true or false.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
Provide definitions of paleo and neo.
Allow students to work with a peer model.
Provide sentence starters.
Use graphic organizers as needed.