This lesson contains 22 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.
Lesson duration is: 50 min
Items in this lesson
1. The Age of Hunters and Farmers
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Which Age are we studying in this Unit?
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What is this lesson about?
Hunter-gatherers hunted wild animals and collected edible things from nature. We use cave paintings and other sources to study how these people lived. In prehistory, man did not write things down. Prehistory means: before writing.
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What you will learn in
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?
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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
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1. Read the introduction text. How would you hunt a wild horse? Choose one of the options below.
I would use an ambush to trap it so I could get close enough to kill it.
We could work together with a group of men, hunting the horse.
I would try to kill it by stabbing it with a wooden spear.
I would shoot at it with a bow and arrow from a distance.
Slide 6 - Quiz
2. Write down why you prefer this method of hunting.
Slide 7 - Open question
"The cave paintings of Lascaux "(p.11).
Drag the missing words to the correct place in the textbox.
bow and arrow
Slide 8 - Drag question
sources are important because they give us:
Slide 9 - Quiz
Drag the pictures to the correct place
Slide 10 - Drag question
Read "Prehistory" (p.12) Write down 3 examples of a written source
Slide 11 - Open question
Write down 3 examples of a unwritten source
Slide 12 - Open question
Read "Hunter-gatherers" (p.12). Look at source 1.14. The caption says that hunter-gatherers might have lived like this. Why do we not know this for sure?
Slide 13 - Open question
In groups of hunter-gatherers, tasks were divided between men and women. What was the responsibility of each group?
Slide 14 - Open question
Complete the sentences by making the correct combinations
1. The hunter-gatherers moved around,
2. The men hunted animals
3. The women gathered berries, nuts, mushrooms
4. They lived in small
5. They had to adapt
groups of 20-50 people.
and other edible things.
they did not live in one place.
to their surroundings.
or went fishing.
Slide 15 - Drag question
The things you could find to eat during every season were different. Find a picture of an item you could collect in nature during the spring. Upload your answer to this question
Slide 16 - Open question
The things you could find to eat during every season were different. Find a picture of an item you could collect in nature during the autumn. Upload your answer to this question
Slide 17 - Open question
What sort of food did the hunter-gatherers most likely eat, all the year round?
Find a picture and upload it here.
Slide 18 - Open question
Write down one question about something from this lesson that you find difficult.