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African Village Society

  1. 1. Village Society Social Studies for 10th E.G.B. Teacher: Mauricio Torres S
  2. 2. “Let me step into your fire”S Fire: the control of fire brought many changes: S Cooking S Signaling S Tool making S Lighting
  3. 3. Man´s Best Friend S Domestication: The process of changing plants or animals to make them more useful to humans. S They now “grew” cattle to obtain milk, work force, clothing and meat. S Dogs served as companions and guards. S Birds gave meat and eggs.
  4. 4. What you reap…S Agriculture: once plants were also domesticated, people realized they could produce their own food.S This development changed human society forever.
  5. 5. Family Ties S Families were the basic unit of village society. S Extended families included grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and their families. S Village Chiefs were usually the male leader of the extended family. S Council of Elders: It was a council formed by the village chiefs of different tribes.
  6. 6. Family Ties Council of Elders Village Village Chiefs Chiefs Extended Extended Extended Extended Families Families Families FamiliesFamilies Families Families Families Families Families Families Families
  7. 7. Family TiesS Family bonds were very important, and the loyalty that developed helped families and villagers work together. S Men farmed, hunted and raised livestock. S Women farmed, collected firewood, ground grain, carried water and cared for children.
  8. 8. Hocus-Pocus S Religion began to develop. S Many Africans believed that the spirits of their ancestors stayed nearby. S Animism: The belief that bodies of water, animals, trees and other natural objects have spirits.
  9. 9. Heavy MetalS Around 500 BC, Africans found that they could heat certain kinds of rock to get a hard metal. This was IRON. Stronger than other metals, it was good for making tools that helped them in agriculture.
  10. 10. AssignmentS 1.- Write down a myth to explain any kind of natural phenomena. S Do it in three paragraphs. S Do your best effort to be as graphical as you can when you write.S 2.- Be ready to perform it during our class picnic!
  11. 11. BibliographyS Burstein, S. M., & Shek, R. (2012). World History (Teacher´s Edition) (1st Edition ed.). (H. McDougal, Ed.) Orlando, Florida, US.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.S Images taken from Google.