More Stone Age timelines and a quiz

Harshdeep produced a truly beautiful timeline and she was so modest that I had to wrest it from her to photograph it for this blog. Well done, Harshdeep.

Harshdeep produced a truly beautiful timeline and she was so modest that I had to wrest it from her to photograph it for this blog. Well done, Harshdeep.

Emily chose an ear of wheat as the symbol for her Stone Age timeline. This was highly appropriate because people gathered wheat that grew in the wild in the Old Stone Age, then planted it and grew crops in the New Stone Age. A brilliant idea, Emily!

Emily chose an ear of wheat as the symbol for her Stone Age timeline. This was highly appropriate because people gathered wheat that grew in the wild in the Old Stone Age, then planted it and grew crops in the New Stone Age. A brilliant idea, Emily!

Mammoths running along beside a river - what a wonderful metaphor for the Stone Age. This clever and beautifully executed timeline was created by Victoria.

Mammoths running along beside a river - what an apt metaphor for the Stone Age! I guess it also reminds us that these remarkable creatures became extinct, sadly a common event in human history. Victoria has drawn mammoths for posterity in this clever and beautifully executed timeline. Great work, Victoria.

Dhruv's timeline has a quirky charm that impressed me at once. Great work, Dhruv!

Dhruv's timeline has a quirky charm. I especially like how he has drawn the eyes of the animals. They look kind of surprised, as if being in a timeline is almost too much of an honour for them to believe their luck. Great work, Dhruv!

Sam chose a wild goat (an ibex) to represent the hunter-gathering part of the Stone Age, and a domesticated goat to represent the beginning of farming and herding. An original and clever notion, Sam!

Sam chose a wild goat (an ibex) to represent the hunter-gathering part of the Stone Age, and a domesticated goat to represent the beginning of farming and herding. An original and clever notion, Sam!

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This nomadic lifestyle has its drawbacks, but hey, I don't have to do any homework...

This nomadic lifestyle has its drawbacks, but hey, at least I don't have to do any homework...

To play a revision quiz based on the work we have been doing in class and on the video “Stories from the Stone Age”, click on this link: http://www.quizrevolution.com/


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Hello, 7A!

Ros cropped with mosaic bgI think I’ve learned all your names now but you might still have to correct me. 

 Welcome to your first semester of History. We start with the Stone Age and end with the Romans. You could call the course “From Caves to Colosseums” or something like that. 

Here are some pictures to show you some of the topics we’ll be covering:

Cave Painter  Mummy tapping man on shoulderGreece parthenon clipCaesar 5

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Emit Repoons

Emit Repoons, by the way, is an intergalactic archaeologist. Can you figure out what his name means? He’s a wild adventurer with a very smart buddy called Llatiwonk. She has superchips instead of neural pathways but she’s a very nice person in her robotic way.

Don’t forget to save this blog to your FAVOURITES and take home your note to your parents. That’s your only homework!
Kind regards,

Ros

Want to test your knowledge?

 Click here to do Stone Age Quiz

To find out more about Emit Repoons and see a cartoon of his arrival in Egypt, click HERE.

More about the Natufians…

Mortar_and_pestle from Jesus' time (religious book)Do you remember what this is called from yesterday’s video? Which people used large basalt versions of these to grind wild wheat?

After the video yesterday called “Stories from the Stone Age”, you should have been able to ace the Stone Age Quiz above. Now read a little more about the Natufians by going to this site:

Natufian hunter-gatherers link

Write in your workbook a list of the animals they hunted and the foods they gathered. What is another word for gathering?

Eventually people began to domesticate animals as well as plant crops. To find a timeline of animal domestication, go to this site:

Animal domestication link

List the first six animals to be domesticated and the approximate date. Then click on your favourite to find out the evidence about when, how and why they were domesticated by humans.

Dog at tree barb Sheep with lamb from Leigh trimmed_1 These were some of the earliest domesticated animals. The ones in these photos are more modern breeds than the Stone Age ones! (Photos taken by my sister Barb and used with her permission)

 

 

If there’s still time, finish off your front page pictures. You could try finding some pictures of Natufians, sickles, emmer wheat or mortars and pestles!