Era 1.1 – foundations (to 600)

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AP World History 101

Era 1 – Foundations (to 600 B.C.E)

KEY CONCEPT 1.1: BIG GEOGRAPHY & THE PEOPLING of the EARTH

Standard –

1.1

4.0 3.5 3.0 Less than 3.0

42 –40 Points 40.5 – 37 points

36.5-31.5 points 31 points or less

Log on to Freemanpedia - http://www.freeman-pedia.com/ and go to Foundations (to 600 B.C.E)

Foundations covers everything from the Big Bang up until roughly 600 BCE. Sounds like alot, right? It is. Like

13.8 billion years. Such a long time, one might think that this historical era will be the most difficult. Wrong. Don't spend too much time here. It's 5% of the test. 5%... So, don't go overboard. This era sets the stage for humanity as we know it. The main ideas are that humans evolved, left Africa, started farming, religion, invention, and social hierarchy. That's it. Move on. Things will get more specific and interesting in the following eras...

Read the intro and summarize what is most important about this era in one sentence:

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We will be using the following links from below to understand how humans migrated during the

Paleolithic Period

1. The term

Big Geography

draws attention to the global nature of world history. Throughout the Paleolithic period, humans migrated from Africa to Eurasia , Australia , and the Americas .

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Paleolithic era – read the following article – following questions

Paleolithic from Freemanpedia and answer the

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What was the Paleolithic era?

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When did the Paleolithic era occur?

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How did the Paleolithic era change society?

What is a question that you still have about the Paleolithic era?

Read the following links about humans migrating from Africa to Eurasia, Australia and the Americas and take notes which you will use to write a summary.

Article one – link is - humans migrated from Africa to Eurasia ,

Key notes/ important details from this reading

Compare and Case Notes

Article two -

Australia ,

Key notes/ important details from this reading

Compare and Case Notes

Article three - the Americas .

Key notes/ important details from this reading

Compare and Case Notes

Use the information from the readings to answer the question 15 points total

What was the Paleolithic era and how did humans migrate from Africa to Eurasia to Australia and to the

Americas?

Took notes from all four articles from Freemenpedia

Topic sentence and Grammar are correct

Definition of Paleolithic answering What, Where and How

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Explanation of how humans migrated from Africa to Eurasia to Australia and finally the America

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Humans used fire in new ways: to aid hunting and foraging, to protect against predators, and to adapt to cold environments.

Humans developed a wider range of tools specially adapted to different environments from tropics to tundra

We will be using the following links from below to understand how humans migrated during the

Paleolithic Period

Read links from freemenpedia and take notes

Humans used fire in new ways

Key notes/ important details from this reading

Compare and Case Notes

Humans developed a wider range of tools

Key notes/ important details from this reading

Compare and Case Notes different environments from tropics to tundra

Key notes/ important details from this reading

Compare and Case Notes

Use the information from the readings to answer the question 12 points total

How did Paleolithic Era humans use fire and a wide range of tools to adapt to different environments?

Took notes from all three articles from Freemenpedia

Topic sentence and Grammar are correct

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Explanation of how fire, tools by early humans to live in all environments, including tundra

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Used evidence from at all 3 of the articles

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Guns, Germs and Steel Video- episode 1 10:30 – 23:30 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36BQW1SuHQ8

Notes on your own 12-15 (notes that tell us about Hunter/Gathers and early civilizations)

Notes with your triad

Class Discussion

Explain what life was like for hunter-gatherers and how the transition was made the Farming. 10 points

Took notes from all three articles from the Guns, Germs and Steel video

Topic sentence and Grammar are correct

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Explanation and evidence of what life was like for hunter-gatherers and how the transition was made the Farming _____/5 points

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Question for the Website- Were humans better off as hunters and gathers or are we better off now?

For your answer, you need to provide at least 3-4 details about life as a hunter and gather and use it to defend your answer if humans were “better off” staying hunters and gathers or “better off” living in our modern world.

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Topic sentence with your stance -

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4.0 option – Respond to another students answer in agreement or disagreement. This requires your statement of agreement or disagreement and 2-3 details that either support or go against that student’s argument.

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Topic sentence agreeing or disagreeing with another student - ___/1 point

2-3 details supporting your response ___/2 points

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