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Published on March 18, 2008

Author: learningsmart

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Introductory powerpoint presentation to Period 1 of AP World History
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The beginning of “History”. What can we know about the stone ages? World History AP Richard Smart Oakland Mills High School

World History; the Environment and Time Environment Geography and Climate Demography Time Periodization of history Paleolithic (? BCE – 8000 BCE) Neolithic (8,000 BCE – 4,000 BCE) Bronze Age (4,000 BCE – 1,000 BCE) Focus on improvement and sophistication.

Environment

Geography and Climate

Demography

Time

Periodization of history

Paleolithic (? BCE – 8000 BCE)

Neolithic (8,000 BCE – 4,000 BCE)

Bronze Age (4,000 BCE – 1,000 BCE)

Focus on improvement and sophistication.

Beginnings Hominids Australopithecus Homo Erectus Homo Sapiens Migrations Glaciers Food supply Economy Hunter-Gatherer society Egalitarian Small groups Abundance led to permanence (Natufian, Jomon, Chinook).

Hominids

Australopithecus

Homo Erectus

Homo Sapiens

Migrations

Glaciers

Food supply

Economy

Hunter-Gatherer society

Egalitarian

Small groups

Abundance led to permanence (Natufian, Jomon, Chinook).

12,000 BCE – 3,000 BCE Independent origins of agriculture Changing gender roles Increasing population Permanent settlements Use of Bronze (4,000 BCE) and Iron (1,000 BCE) A Neolithic Revolution?

12,000 BCE – 3,000 BCE

Independent origins of agriculture

Changing gender roles

Increasing population

Permanent settlements

Use of Bronze (4,000 BCE) and Iron (1,000 BCE)

The Big Questions: Can anthropologists, paleontologists and historians really know what happened? Why did some regions develop technology earlier than others? How does this impact our view of what it means to be a human?

Can anthropologists, paleontologists and historians really know what happened?

Why did some regions develop technology earlier than others?

How does this impact our view of what it means to be a human?

Multiple Choice Questions! What’s the answer to this one? The change to an agriculturally based economy as a result of the Neolithic Revolution was gradual as it took hundreds or thousands of years. Developed in one part of the world and spread from there Was universally accepted around the world Had little impact on the environment Led to a decrease in population

The change to an agriculturally based economy as a result of the Neolithic Revolution

was gradual as it took hundreds or thousands of years.

Developed in one part of the world and spread from there

Was universally accepted around the world

Had little impact on the environment

Led to a decrease in population

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