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7th Grade Social Studies- Ancient World History


Does geography determine destiny? This Unit encompasses the prehistory eras 1 and 2 of the State of Michigan Standards. It includes essential vocabulary, resources to teach migration, Paleolithic life, and Neolithic time eras. This unit will also help to teach timelines and includes an online book resource along with a reading guide. Students will learn what has been discovered about prehistory and how historians know what we know. This unit includes geography its effects on the first peoples and the continuous effects of our environment on life today.

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W1.1.1 - Why might humans want to move from an area?
W1.1.2 - What is meant by Paleolithic and Neolithic patterns of life?How have Paleolithic and Neolithic patterns of life differed between the people of Africa, Western Europe, Asia and North America?
W1.1.2 - W1.2.1 - What benefits did early human farmers gain over hunter/gatherers?
W1.2.2 - How did the natural environment affect the places early human farmers chose to live?
W1.2.3 - What was the relationship between stable food supply and development of settlements?
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