Revolution! Social Studies for 8th E.G.B. Teacher: Mauricio Torres
What is a REVOLUTION? It is a big and drastic change. The reasons are many, but the ones we need to focus the most are: Cultural invention and interaction. Science and technology. Economic opportunity and development. Geography and environment.
Hunter-gatherer societies Earlier humans lived in small groups, which today we call tribes. They were nomads, which meant that they followed food sources, and didn´t settle permanently in one particular spot.
Hunter-gatherer societies This food sources, needed to survive were usually wild plants, seeds, fruits and nuts. They would also hunt large prey in groups. Early weapons used for hunting
A leap forward Little by little, humans started to develop new and more complex skills, such as language.
A leap forward These new set of skills were: Creating fire (before they controlled it, not created it). Polishing stones to make more complex tools such as saws (until they started using metal to create tools). Domestication: changing animals and plants to make them more useful for humans. Agriculture: Producing their own food. The development of agriculture would lead the way forward into a new way of life, and change humanity forever.
A leap forward All of these happened in Southwest Asia, and gave rise to the Neo-lithic era.
Urban settlements With new sets of skills, they began to raise crops. Now they didn´t need to follow their food source and began settling areas and building cities. In this manner, survival was more certain and humans could now focus on other persuits; not just gathering food needed to survive.
Urban settlements In cities, populations grew in ways never seen before. Religion developed too, and the most important spots on cities usually were religious sites. In some places, they were so huge we call them MEGALITHS.
Neolithic Revolution The shift from food-gathering to food producing.
CLASSWORK Draw on a piece of paper, a draft from a scene from what your tribe´s daily life was like. Take the paper home and paint your drawing, in a neat manner. Don´t forget to put your artists signature in it!
Bibliography 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. Images: Taken from Google.