Cavemen weren’t real? We didn’t live with dinosaurs? Students have interesting ideas of what we lived like before modern times. Use this lesson to force students to think about why the development of civilizations was so important. They will consider what life was like before humans lived in cities and learn about what changes occurred to create the world we lived in today. Graphic organizers, notes, videos, and class discussion provide a variety of ways to keep students engaged and avoid a long-day of lecture.
Lesson Includes: Explore notes, Explore PowerPoint file, Mesopotamia video questions and teacher answer key, cause and effect handout and teacher answer key, and a quick teacher reference guide
Vocabulary covered: Domestication, Fertile Crescent, Nomad, Agriculture, Mesopotamia, Civilization, Innovations
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