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Neolithic Revolution

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

History

Religion & Philosophy

Learn more about one of the most exciting times for mankind, when man transitioned from hunter/gatherers to village life.

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avatar Submitted By: Shapescape AsP

April 15, 2020

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Skills

  • Creativity
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Getting started with Minecraft: Education Edition

Guidance for getting started with M:EE that is relevant for all audiences, including school administrators, IT administrators, teachers, and students.

Extra information

An extra resource for factfinding about the village life in the Neolithic Age

Supporting Files

World


Minecraft: Education Edition world with Neolithic village and Stonehenge

Learning Objectives

  • Students can investigate and interpret the past
  • Students can identify a style of construction and recreate this
  • Students understand cultural differences between modern times and the Stone Age
  • Students will learn new terms related to the Stone Age

Guiding Ideas

Neolithic Revolution Facts

More Neolithic Revolution Facts

  •  What did people eat?
  • How did humans move the stones for Stonehenge over long distances?
  • What are the social implications of sedentary life?

Student Activities

  1. Introduce students to the Neolithic village and have them go around to interact with the NPC's
  2. Let the students consider the consequences of deforestation for farmland and ask them where this is still ongoing.
  3. Complete the challenges to domesticate animals. Teach them how to lure animals into the pens
  4. Let students collaborate on building houses and expanding the village in a style that is similar to the village.
  5. Introduce students to new terms such as menhir and dolmen and ask them to theorize why humans constructed these stones

Performance Expectations

  • Students should be able to explain why the Neolithic Revolution was such a big change for mankind.
  • Students should be able to collaborate creatively to build structures.
  • Students should be able to complete all the challenges in the world.
  • Students should be able to explain why sedentary life leads to a large increase in population in a relatively short amount of time.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Getting started with Minecraft: Education Edition

Guidance for getting started with M:EE that is relevant for all audiences, including school administrators, IT administrators, teachers, and students.

Extra information

An extra resource for factfinding about the village life in the Neolithic Age

Supporting Files

World


Minecraft: Education Edition world with Neolithic village and Stonehenge