Neolithic Peoples

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Neolithic Peoples


In this virtual experience, students will…

  • Analyze the impact of the transition from a hunter-gatherer society to an agricultural society on the Neolithic people of Ireland, by identifying the changes in their lifestyle and economy.
  • Investigate the engineering and construction techniques used by the Neolithic people in Ireland, by analyzing the design and function of their structures.
  • Evaluate the social and cultural significance of Neolithic structures in Ireland by examining the role they played in the development of religious and ceremonial practices.

Lesson overview

The Neolithic people came to Ireland around 5000 BC and are known as Irelands first farmers. Unlike the Mesolithic people, the Neolithic people did not need to hunt and gather because they lived in one place. They cleared forests to make way for their small farms. In this virtual experience, you will visit several Neolithic structures.



Lesson Plan

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