Paleolithic Era, Mesolithic Era, and Neolithic Era What was going on back then?
What we are about to discuss is EVOLUTION THEORY. • It may conflict with your religious beliefs of CREATIONISM—that a supreme being (God) created man and all the earth’s creatures. • You are NOT being forced to accept evolution as truth—you just have to know the idea exists in the scientific community just as the idea of creationism in the religious community.
Review • If EVOLUTION is your cup of tea you believe that… • Modern humans evolved over thousands of year in Africa from ape-like creatures • Developing an opposable thumb (to grip things) • Walking on two legs instead of four
More Review • Types of HOMINIDS… • Handy Man • Upright Man • Neanderthals • Cro-Magnon Man • What did they look like? • How did they survive?
AKA (Also Known As) • Paleolithic EraOld Stone Age • Mesolithic EraMiddle Stone Age • Neolithic EraNew Stone Age
Dates • Paleolithic EraOld Stone Age22,000BC • Mesolithic EraMiddle Stone Age18,000 BC • Neolithic EraNew Stone Age8,000 BC
Old Stone Age People • Hunters and Gatherers • Nomadic—meaning they were always moving in search of food, water, shelter • Made fire • Developed spoken language • Invented stone tools and weapons (STONE age—get it?)
New Stone Age People • Made better weapons and tools (bow and arrow, throwing spear, needles, fishhooks) • Created pottery, clothing, and jewelry • Settled in villages
But Most Importantly… • The New Stone Age developed AGRICULTURE! • They grew crops and domesticated animals for meat, milk, and eggs) • This was a HUGE revolution • It is also the main difference between the Old and New Stone Age • What would your own life be like the the New Stone Age (Agricultural) Revolution had never occurred?
Essay Exams • Assessments that ask you to write. • Usually, you’re given the topic beforehand. • It’s your job study, however, studying for essay exams is different. • You prep by designing your argument. • You test by putting your argument into cohesive sentences and logical paragraphs.
Steps • First, you must fully understand the topic. (So do research and read.) • Then, you must brainstorm about your points. (Determine what is most important.) • Next, you must construct your essay. (Create an outline.) • Last, you must practice writing your essay. (This could be done once with your outline and once without keeping time in mind.)
World History Essay Exam • Thursday, September 29, 2011 • Topic: Explain how the Old Stone Age differed from the New Stone Age