We took Cornell Notes on Chapter 2, lesson 2. Students already know much of this content but we're going over a little more thoroughly to establish the foundation of how Hunter Gatherers became Farmers in the Agricultural Revolution and how their lives changed.
We used the Essential Questions in the text to ask the questions in the Cornell Notes. Here is the worksheet we used.
Today, students did a CLOSE READ of a couple primary sources and then commented about what they'd read. The instructions were very specific in terms of how many times they read the passage and HOW to ANNOTATE the passage. I posted the Reading for Success worksheet below.
Lastly, we did another CLOSE READ of a cartoon talking about the Agricultural Revolution. They were asked to write a short explanatory essay and then rewrite that essay for homework.
We completed Cornell Notes for Chapter 2, lesson 3 and finished by answering a question on Edmodo about the Complex Village, Catal Huyuk for homework.
This lesson covers farmers making enough food to store the extra. That surplus allows villages to survive with less farmers and the other people doing different jobs = SPECIALIZATION.
Thursday/Friday 10/27 & 10/28
We watched a video about Mankind that covers the beginning of time to our hunter gatherers and farmers. Students took notes on the video on their device in a Google Doc. The video is really well done and I'll post an edited portion of that video here. It brings to life the miracle of life here on Earth and details what an extraordinary change the Agricultural REvolution was for our human species.
Students are able to see the question form....life is delicate here, what creates life and what might damage or cause our species to be endangered or extinct???? Also, we begin to see the seeds of civilization sprouting as farming villages expand.
We finished by taking an interactive quiz on Kahoot to check what everybody knows about the Agricultural Revolution.
Click on the Calendar to find the homework!