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The Neolithic Age. Otzi the Iceman. Watch video clip and take notes about details of Otzi’s life. Otzi the Iceman. Read Otzi’s biography on p. 12 (Journey Across Time) Imagine you are Otzi and you are able to write a letter home to your family. Write a letter including the following:

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The Neolithic Age


Otzi the Iceman

  • Watch video clip and take notes about details of Otzi’s life.


Otzi the Iceman

  • Read Otzi’s biography on p. 12 (Journey Across Time)

  • Imagine you are Otzi and you are able to write a letter home to your family. Write a letter including the following:

    -Why are you away from home?

    - What is your life like?

    -What are you bringing with you on your travels?


  • View: BrainPop Agricultural Revolution

    What were the benefits of the Agricultural Revolution?


  • The Neolithic Age, or New Stone Age began about 8000 B.C. and lasted until about 4000 B.C.

  • People began to domesticate, or tame animals and plants for human use.


  • The Agricultural Revolution began during the Neolithic Age.

  • People in different parts of the world discovered how to grow crops at about the same time.

  • People who farmed could settle in one place.


Benefits of a Settled Life:

  • Greater security

  • Steady food supplies

  • Bigger population to produce a bigger crop

  • Trade extra food (surplus)

  • Specialization- different kinds of jobs (ex. making pottery, weave cloth, etc.)

  • Better tools


Is farming today the same as it was during the Neolithic Age? Explain.


  • View: Food, Agriculture, and the Economy

  • Applying New Agricultural Techniques…


Neolithic Guided Notes:

  • Read p. 13-15 (Journey Across Time)

  • Complete Notes worksheet

  • Slash and Burn: used to clear the land out for more farmland and burn the land for more fertile soil.


QUEST Strategy:

  • Read the Question

  • Underline key words

  • Eliminate answers

  • Select correct answer

  • Tell why it is correct


Humans migrated constantly during the Paleolithicage. What was the cause of this mass migration?

  • A.tribal wars

  • B. language development

  • C.animal migration

  • D.religious practice


Why is farming better for human society than hunting and gathering?

  • A.Lack of food

  • B.more dependable for food

  • C.more natural resources

  • D.dependence of physical features


If you were a Neolithic farmer, what would be the most important physical feature to settle by?

  • A.mountains

  • B.animals

  • C.deserts

  • D.river


Activity:

  • Read “Life in the Stone Ages” Article

  • Complete Venn Diagram


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