1.2 Hunter-gatherers

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This lesson contains 13 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

time-iconLesson duration is: 30 min

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General rules during history class:

  • phones on airplane mode (or off) in your bag
  • chromebooks stay closed
  • have your textbook, a notebook & pen on your desk

Slide 1 - Slide

1. The Age of Hunters and Farmers
1.2 Hunter-gatherers

Slide 2 - Slide

What you will learn in 
this lesson
  • what are hunter-gatherers?
  • what are sources?
  • why are sources important to learn about prehistoric people?
  • why did hunter-gatherers live in small groups?
  • why did hunter-hatherers have only few belongings?
  • how did hunter-gatherers adapt to the climate?

Slide 3 - Slide

Word Duty

Cave paintings: paintings made in caves by prehistoric humans

Prehistory: time in history before people could read and write

Sources: remains from the past

Hunting-gathering: a way of living where people hunt animals and gather food like plants and berries to survive

Nomads: people who do not live in a fixed place

Link to WRTS wordlist for all the other difficult words: WRTS HISTORY


Slide 4 - Slide

lesson 1.2: Hunter-gatherers
  • For thousands of years humans lived from hunting animals and gathering fruits and vegetables. This way of life is called: hunter-gathering.
  • Hunter-gatherers were nomads: they moved from place to place, following the animals they hunted.
  • They lived in small groups, between 20 - 30 people.

Slide 5 - Slide

Slide 6 - Drag question

Jagers en Boeren
Regenten en Vorsten
Grieken en Romeinen
Monniken en Ridders
Steden en Staten
Ontdekkers en Hervormers
Pruiken en Revoluties
Burgers en Stoommachines
Televisie en Computers

Slide 7 - Drag question

Create the correct story of the video by dragging the texts to the correct place.

Europe suffered from an Ice Age while Africa became hot and dry.

Neanderthals became extinct.

1 million years ago Heidelbergensis lived 
in Europe and Africa
30,000 years ago Homo Sapiens migrated from Africa 
to Europe
The climate changed:
Homo Sapiens is the only remaining species of humans.
Heidelbergensis could not use imagination as we can
European Heidelbergensis evolved into Neanderthals and African Heidelbergensis into Homo Sapiens

Slide 8 - Drag question

sources (= bronnen)
  • the people we study in history are all gone. They can no longer tell us what happened.
  • So, how do we know what happened in the past?
  • Answer: from the remains they left behind. 
  • These remains are called SOURCES
  • All the sources together make up the story of history.
  • There are many different types of sources: 
  • for instance: written and physical (or unwritten) sources
  • Examples of physical sources are:

Slide 9 - Slide

unwritten sources
Drag the pictures to the correct place

Slide 10 - Drag question

sources are important because they give us:
a narrative

Slide 11 - Quiz

now, write down one example of a

physical source

Slide 12 - Open question

now, write down one example of a

written source

Slide 13 - Open question