Cradle of HumanitySocial Studies for 10th E.G.B.Teacher: Mauricio Torres
Cradle of HumanityHumans, as we know them today came out of eastern Africa.Due to different types of changes (weather, evolution, etc), they areforced or decide to move form one place to another. This is called“migration”.This process took millions of years.
Ice AgesMillions and thousands of years ago, manyplaces around the world began to experiencelong periods of freezing weather.Ice sheets were formed with ocean water.Therefore water levels dropped. Parts of landthat are now underwater, back then were part ofcontinents.
Land BridgesThese exposed patches of land are now called“land bridges”. They connected continentsThis way, stone age people were able to migratefrom one continent to another, settling the wholeplanet.
Settling new landsHumans began moving intoAsia, Europe and finally,America.They had to adapt fromtribal life and societies theyhad grown accustomed toin Africa, to different newways. They now had to adapt to colder climates. Boatmanship was need to cross oceans. Clothing was needed, and shelter was improved.Different types of animalsand vegetation werediscovered.
Ask yourself Africa was the cradle, and after migration,humans began to diversify into different cultures, in order to adapt themselves. Do you think this is true?
Classwork Get together in pairs, and write one or two verses of a song that early peoples could have sung as they migrated to new lands. The lyrics should relate the circumstances of your tribe´s migration.Example: Today we are taking a long walk After we had done a lot of talk-talk Now me and my homies are getting away Cause all there is to eat is hay I ain’t no horse, and I ain’t no cow But to chow, we must find a new way now. We ain’t got McDonald’s We ain’t got Pique y Pase So ‘fore we starve to death We must fill our food
BibliographyBurstein, S. M., & Shek, R. (2012). World History(Teacher´s Edition) (1st Edition ed.). (H.McDougal, Ed.) Orlando, Florida, US.: HoughtonMifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.Images taken from Google.