Unit 2 – Table of contents.

  1. THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD.
    • Chronology and natural environment.
    • From predators to producers: Neolithic economy.
    • The first sedentary societies: society and beliefs.
  2. THE AGE OF METALS
    • Chronology
    • Economy and inventions
    • Social organisation.
  3. ART OF THE NEOLITHIC AND THE AGE OF METALS.

 

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Assignment – A hunter-gatherer in a Neolithic village

You were one of the few remaining nomadic hunter-gatherers in your area. Because of a set of different reasons (you can explain them if you want) you changed your life by moving into a sedentary Neolithic settlement. That was some years ago, and even today, every now and then, you look back and you remember how your life was and the many ways it has changed for good and bad over these years. 

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Your assignment consists on writing your thoughts in first person as though you were that hunter-gatherer that changed his life. It can be in the format of a diary, memoirs, etc. The minimum allowed is one page (about 250-300 words), and  you can include some images, drawings or anything you consider relevant.

The objective of this exercise is to value the changes that happened between the Palaeolithic and the Neolithic regarding the ways of life. Therefore, be creative, but include elements of comparison between both lifestyles. Also, remember that you do not live by yourself, alone, but you used to be a member of a horde and then you settled with a settlement group.

Deadline:

  • 1st ESO A and B: 20th Novemeber.
  • 1st ESO C: 24th November.

Video – The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: causes and implications

Watch the video at home and answer the questions. Make sure you state the title of the video (‘The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution’, for example) clearly, copy the questions and then correct them if needed in the classroom.

  1. What was the ‘nomadic lifestyle’ about? What were its implications?

  2. What are the advantages of meat and grain?

  3. What is being farmer about?

  4. What is one of the consequences of having more food?

  5. What is the ‘possitive feedback loop’ about?

  6. What is the link between agriculture and the Roman Legions fighting the Barbarians?