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1 Early Humans Interactive Notebook

2 Contents Included in this resource 1. A Note for the Teacher 2. How to use this resource 3. Photos of every page in use. You are welcome to use them as inspiration for how the materials can be used! 4. A cover page for the Early Humans section of students notebooks 5. An answer key for the foldables 6. 8 interactive printable activities for student notebooks 1. When possible, some printables are repeated on a page to save paper when you re making copies! 7. Titles for each activity page

3 A Note for the Teacher Thank you for choosing the Early Humans Interactive Notebook resource from The Teacher s Prep! Interactive notebooks are an effective tool in the classroom. Not only can they assist students in keeping their work organized, but they are also an easy-to-access resource for reference throughout the year. The Early Humans Interactive Notebook is intended as a resource for late-elementary into middle school ages. It does not include any types of informational text. It does include 8 different interactive activities that correspond to the study of Early Humans and an answer key! If you have any questions or concerns, the best way to reach me is through at

4 How to Use this Resource Using these interactive notebook activities is super easy! Students need 1. A notebook 2. Scissors 3. Glue 4. A pen or pencil 5. Colored pencils ** Colored pencils are not essential, however I like to give students the option to personalize their notebooks or add pictures of words or concepts when appropriate ** Cut out the printables, then cut along the dotted lines to create tabs in certain activities. Lift tabs to write information beneath them. The resources are sized to provide extra room on certain pages to record additional information as the teacher sees fit.

5 Early Humans Interactive Notebook Cover Page Students can draw pictures on the cover to illustrate what they ve learned after they study early human history!

6 Early Humans Interactive Notebook Vocabulary Students lift the tabs to write the definition to the words. They can use the margins to make extra notes or write examples.

7 Early Humans Interactive Notebook Vocabulary Students lift the tabs to write the definition to the words. They can use the margins to make extra notes or write examples.

8 Early Humans Interactive Notebook Hunter- Gatherers Students can use this activity to take notes on the nomads of the Paleolithic Age!

9 Early Humans Interactive Notebook The Agricultural Revolution Students can use this activity to take notes on the Agricultural Revolution! At the bottom, my students compared two early settlements.

10 Early Humans Interactive Notebook The Ice Age Students can use this activity to take notes on the Ice Age. At the bottom, my students took notes on Otzi the Iceman.

11 Early Humans Interactive Notebook The Use of Tools Students can compare the use of tools with this activity! At the bottom are descriptions of a few different tools of the Stone Age.

12 Early Humans Interactive Notebook Compare Contrast Students can compare and contrast the lifestyles of early hunter-gatherers with early farming communities in this activity.

13 Early Humans Interactive Notebook Crops in the Neolithic Age Students can use this map to record what crops grew around the world during the Neolithic Age.

14 Early Humans Interactive Notebook The Spread of Farming Using teacher-chosen informational text, students can trace the spread of farming during the Neolithic Age.

15 Teacher Notes These Teacher Notes offer a guide for how to use these graphic organizers. Vocabulary 1. Stone Age a time when early people used stone to make weapons and tools 2. Paleolithic the earliest period of the Stone Age 3. nomads people who travel from place to place in search of food. 4. Hunter-Gatherers the name for early humans who were nomads - they moved from place to place in search of food. They would often chase herds and gather plants and berries along the way. 5. cave art art that was painted on the side of cave walls. This art typically depicted animals and hunters. 6. technology tools and techniques that people use to accomplish tasks. 7. Ice Age a long period of extreme cold 8. land bridge a bridge made of earth that connected Asia and North America. Early people used the land bridge to travel to new parts of the world. 9. Neolithic Age the latest period of the Stone Age. It is characterized by farming and the domestication of animals. 10. domesticate referring to animals that are under the care of humans to be used to their advantage. 11. systematic agriculture growing crops on a regular basis according to annual farming practices. 12. specialization concentrating on a specific job or duty. Specialization led to early people becoming experts in their field (farming, hunting, etc.) which made them more efficient.

16 Teacher Notes Hunters and Gatherers Food Hunter-Gatherers were nomads who moved from place to place. They followed herds of animals (buffalo, reindeer, goats, and other large animals) and gathered the plants, berries, and fruit found along the way. Shelter Since hunter-gatherers were nomadic, their shelter had to fit their lifestyle. These early people lived under rock overhangs or in caves. They didn t have time to build permanent homes. Tools and Technology Hunter-gatherers lived in the Stone Age. Some examples of tools used by these early people include flint, hand axes, fish hooks, spears and arrows. Roles of Men and Women In ancient hunter-gatherer societies, the men typically took on the role of hunters. Working together, they would attack herds to gather food to feed their families. Meanwhile, women would care for the children and gather fruits, berries, and other plants from nearby areas. Agricultural Revolution Food In the Neolithic Age, early humans transitioned from their nomadic lifestyle and began settling down in permanent communities. These people would farm crops (barley, rice, maize, wheat, etc) and domesticate animals for food. Communities Since Neolithic people developed methods to grow food and domesticate animals, their shelter became permanent. Villages grew alongside water sources and fertile soil. Mudbrick homes were built to hold multiple people. Later on, shrines, temples, and other specialized buildings were added to the communities.

17 Teacher Notes Agricultural Revolution (continued) Tools and Technology Neolithic people used new tools such as nets, fish hooks, sickles, farming hoes, and millstones. These tools made farming easier. Roles of Men and Women In the Neolithic Era, men were often responsible for tending the fields and farming the land. Women usually stayed back in the village, raised children, wove cloth, managed the household, and took on other duties to manage the home. The Ice Age Climate and Physical Features of the Ice Age: The Ice Age was a period of extreme cold. Ice covered many parts of the world and the sea level lowered. The low sea level, combined with large areas of ice, caused a land bridge to form between Asia and North America. Early people traveled across the bridge as they spread through North America and beyond. Surviving the Ice Age: To survive the harsh conditions of the Ice Age, early humans had to adapt. They wore clothing with thick furs, ate meals that were rich in fat, and used fire to keep warm.

18 Teacher Notes The Use of Tools Paleolithic Tools - hand axes, flint, stone scrapers used for skinning animals, awls (needles), arrowheads/spearheads Mesolithic Tools axes, pottery, microliths, advancements in agriculture also led to the beginnings of plows and farming hoes Neolithic Tools Neolithic people used new tools such as nets, fish hooks, sickles, farming hoes, and millstones. These tools made farming easier. Compare and Contrast Early Peoples Hunter-Gatherers nomadic people who followed herds in search of food. Their shelters were temporary and their tools/technology was focused on hunting techniques. Cave paintings from this era depict hunters and animals. Both in both time periods, people focused on survival and finding food sources. Men and women had different roles in the community. Men hunted/tended fields while women managed the home and raised children. Tools were important for survival. Farming Communities people settled in permanent communities and grew crops. Animals were domesticated and people used mud bricks to build homes and civilizations. As the food source grew, so did the population!

19 Teacher Notes Crops in the Neolithic Age beans, sunflowers The Blank Map Use this blank map however you wish! Here are some suggestions: Ask students to trace the spread of farming as people spread around the world Do research on ancient sites of early people. Label the locations.

20 The History of Early Humans Name Cut along the dotted lines.

21 Vocabulary Vocabulary Hunter-Gatherers The Ice Age Agricultural Revolution

22 The Use of Tools The Spread of Farming Crops in the Neolithic Age Changes through the Ages

23 V o c a b u l a r y Stone Age Paleolithic nomads Hunter-Gatherers cave art technology Cut out the entire activity. Then cut along the dotted lines to create tabs.

24 V o c a b u l a r y Ice Age land bridge Neolithic Age domesticate systematic agriculture specialization Cut out the entire activity. Then cut along the dotted lines to create tabs.

25 Hunters and Gatherers Foldable Food Roles of Men and Women Shelter Tools and Technology Cut out the entire activity. Then cut along the dotted lines to create tabs. Glue this strip into your notebook.

26 Agricultural Revolution Foldable Farming Roles of Men and Women Communities Tools and Technology Cut out the entire activity. Then cut along the dotted lines to create tabs. Glue this strip into your notebook.

27 Climate and Physical Features of the Ice Age Surviving the Ice Age Cut out the entire activity. Then cut along the dotted lines to create tabs. Climate and Physical Features of the Ice Age Surviving the Ice Age

28 Paleolithic Tools Mesolithic Tools Neolithic Tools Cut out the entire activity. Then cut along the dotted lines to create tabs. Paleolithic Tools Mesolithic Tools Neolithic Tools

29 Glue this strip into your notebook. Hunter-Gatherers Both Farming Communities Cut out the entire activity. Then cut along the dotted lines to create tabs.

30 Cut out the entire activity. Glue it into your notebook.

31 Cut out the entire activity. Glue it into your notebook.

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