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Essential Question: What was life like for early human beings?
Overview: When we talk about early man, we are speaking of early human beings who lived between 3.5 million years ago and 5,000 years ago. Scientists break up that time period into two broad times or periods called the Paleolithic Era (the Old Stone Age) and the Neolithic Era (the New Stone Age). Although life and the environment changed slowly throughout these periods, there are some very important differences between the Old and New Stone Ages.
Performance Task: Create a conversation between Paleolithic Paul, an early human being from the Old Stone Age, and Neolithic Ned, an early human being from the New Stone Age. Each character should persuade the other that life is better in their Stone Age.