The Neolithic Revolution: The Formation Of Civilization

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In the early years of the earth, the people who lived here were called hunters and gatherers. The only way for this group of people to survive was to hunt and gather their food. They relied heavily on the animals and plants that provided them with a source of food. The only downfall to this life, was that they could not settle in one place for very long. The changes in the weather would cause the animals that these people hunted to migrate, which meant that the people had to follow, or else they would die of starvation. It wasn’t until these people began discovering the value in rivers that civilizations began to form. In fact, there are three major factors that affected the formation of civilizations and the end of a hunting and gathering lifestyle: rivers, the Neolithic Revolution, and trade.
One of the most crucial turning points in the beginning of the world was the Neolithic Revolution. Before the revolution, hunters and gatherers were chasing their food in order to survive; however, the Neolithic Revolution changed the lives of hunters and gatherers forever. As soon as this Agricultural Revolution broke out, hunters and gatherers learned how to plant and grow
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I could talk with my students about how the civilizations that blossomed after the Agriculture Revolution could be distinguished based on their physical and human characteristics. We would first go over what both physical and human characteristics are and then I would have the students take turns listing the different characteristics of the civilizations that they are learning about. Some of the characteristics to be discussed are plants, animals, architecture, culture, language, religion, jobs, economic activities, and governments. The students could even work together to create a compare and contrast chart about the different

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