Directions: Read the following documents and answer the questions below. After you have read the documents, use the information from the documents, as well as your knowledge of history, to write a well-composed essay that addresses the following



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Global 9

Document Based Essay

Directions: Read the following documents and answer the questions below. After you have read the documents, use the information from the documents, as well as your knowledge of history, to write a well-composed essay that addresses the following tasks:
Tasks:


  1. Explain what is meant by the term “Neolithic Revolution”

  2. Describe the change in the process of acquiring food that occurred as a result of the Neolithic Revolution

  3. Discuss the Political, social and/or economic effects the Neolithic Revolution had on society or a region


Document #1

Before the Neolithic Revolution:

“Evidently the Ice Ages worked a profound change in the way man could live. They forced him to depend less on plants and more on animals. The rigors of hunting on the edge of the ice also change the strategy of hunting. It becomes less attractive to stalk singles animals, however large. The better alternative was to follow herds and not to lose them – to learn to anticipate and in the end to adopt their habits, including their wandering and migrations. This is a peculiar adaptation – the nomadic mode of life on the move…it is a pursuit; the place and the pace are set by the food animal.”
Source: Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man, Little, Brown and Company


  1. Based on this document, identify two characteristics of life before the Neolithic Revolution.

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Document #2


  1. Identify one way the progress from the Neolithic Revolution helped Ulana and her friends

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Document #3



From Food-Gathering to Food-Producing:

“…Paleolithic men could not control their food supply. So long they relied on foraging, hunting, fishing, and trapping. They were dependent on the natural food supply in a given area to keep from starving. But while Paleolithic men continued their food-gathering pattern of existence in Europe, Africa, and Australia, groups of people in the Near East began to cultivate edible plants and to breed animals. Often described as the “first economic revolution” in the history of man, this momentous change from food-gathering to a food-producing economy initiated the Neolithic Age. Paleolithic man was a hunter; Neolithic man became a farmer and a herdsman.”


Source: T. Walker Wallbank, et al., Civilization: Past and Present.



  1. According to the authors of this passage, what is one significant change that occurred between the Paleolithic Age and the Neolithic Age?


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Document #4
“…The Neolithic Revolution also changed the way people lived. In place of scattered hunting communities, the farmers lived in villages, small towns grew up, and later cities too. Thus the Neolithic Revolution made civilization itself possible for people to specialize even more…”
Source: D.M. Knox, The Neolithic Revolution, Greenhaven Press.


  1. Based on this document, state two impacts of the Neolithic Revolution on the way people lived.


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Document #5


  1. Based on this timeline identify two ways that peoples lives changed as a result of the Neolithic Revolution

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Document #6
Within the villages, towns and cities, it was possible for people to specialize in the sort of work they could do best. Many stopped producing food at all, making instead tools and other goods that farmers needed, and for which they gave them food in exchange. This process of exchange led to trade and traders, and the growth of trade made it possible for people to specialize even more. . . .

Source: D. M. Knox, The Neolithic Revolution, Greenhaven Press



  1. Based on this document, state one impact specialization had on the way people lived.

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Document #7A
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Document #7B
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  1. Based on these images, state one advance that occurred as the Mesopotamian culture developed a stable food supply.

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PLANNING PAGE:


Define: Neolithic Revolution







Identify:

Task #1

What Do You Need To Fine Out?

Specific Details

Identify:

Task #2







Identify:

Task #3







Mrs. Fredericks

Global 9


Identifying the Task – Making Pre-Writing Charts
For each of the essay questions listed, identify the task. Make a small version of a pre-writing organizer/chart showing the task.
Sample #1
Question: Select two geographic features and for each:

  • Discuss how they influenced the development of a specific culture or region

  • Discuss how they promoted or limited interaction with other cultures or regions.


Sample #2
Question: Discuss the political, economic, and social factors leading to the increase in imperialism at the end of the 1800’s and early 1900’s known as “New Imperialism”


  1. Question: Select two situation where the collapse of a government has led to significant changes in a country or region and for each

  • Describe the historical circumstances that led to the collapse of a government

  • Discuss the political, social, and/or economic changes that occurred as a result of the collapse of a government

Task Chart:




  1. Question: Choose two products mentioned in the historical context and for each

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  1. Question: Select two transportation systems mentioned in the historical context and for each

  • Explain how various societies unified and/or controlled regions by using the transportation system

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  1. Question: Choose two protest movements mentioned in the historical context and for each

  • Describe the historical circumstances surrounding this protest movement

  • Discuss an action taken by the protesters

  • Discuss a government response to this protest movement

Task Chart





  1. Question: Select two individuals from your study of global history and for each

  • Describe the historical circumstances that led this individual to develop or modify and idea

  • Explain an action taken by this individual as a result of this idea

  • Discuss how this individual’s idea affected society

Task Chart

Global 9 Name___________________

Mrs. Fredericks



Writing Introductions and Conclusions
Introduction

Hook: (This is the first sentence of the essay and it should be interesting. It needs to get the reader’s attention so that they want to read the rest of your essay.)

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Background discussion: (This needs to put the essay in context and give readers background. You need to do more than just restate the theme of the essay.)

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Thesis: (This is THE MOST IMPORTANT sentence of your whole essay. It summarizes your whole essay or argument. An essay without a thesis is just a journal entry.)
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Conclusion:

Thesis: (Restate your thesis.)

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Summarize your arguments: (Summarize your main points, if you have a 4 paragraph essay you can reword your topic sentences from each paragraph. If you have a shorter essay, make sure you summarize each part of the task.)

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Concluding Sentence: (Don’t introduce anything new in the conclusion.)


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Global History & Geography 9 Name________________

Mrs. Fredericks

Task:


  1. Explain what is meant by the term “Neolithic Revolution”




  1. Describe the change in the process of acquiring food that occurred as a result of the Neolithic Revolution



  2. Discuss the Political, social and/or economic effects the Neolithic Revolution had on society or a region.

TS=Topic Sentence

The topic sentence tells the reader what you will PROVE in this paragraph. NEVER write, “In this paragraph I am going to write about….” We know what you are going to write about because you are putting that information in your topic sentence.
CD= Concrete Detail

The concrete detail is your proof, example or quotation. It proves the topic sentence.


CM= Commentary

Commentary answers the questions, “So what? Who cares? Why is this important?”


Body Paragraph #1
Topic Sentence:
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Concrete detail #1: Give an example of the change that took place in methods of acquiring food: ____________________________________________
Commentary: So what? Who cares? Why is this important? How does it show that he was an autocrat?
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Concrete detail #2: Give an example of the change that took place in methods of acquiring food: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Commentary: So what? Who cares? Why is this important? How does it show that he was an autocrat?
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Concrete detail #3: Give an example of the change that took place in methods of acquiring food: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Commentary: So what? Who cares? Why is this important? How does it show that he was an autocrat?
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Note: this is just to help you with the first part of body paragraph #1. You still must discuss the political, social and/or economic effects the Neolithic Revolution had on society or a region.


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