Friday, January 8, 2016

Neolithic Life Illustration

As you're working on your illustration about Neolithic Life, remember to stay focused on what you know about life in the early farming towns of the Fertile Crescent:
  • Mud brick homes
  • Domesticated animals: goats, sheep, donkeys, ducks, geese, chickens, fish, oxen, dogs, bees
  • *NO black-and-white cows, pigs, horses, camels
  • Farming crops: barley, onions, wheat, dates (from palm trees)
  • Pottery-making
  • Irrigation system
  • River in the distance
  • Palm trees
  • Women caring for children
  • Making obsidian blades
  • Trading
  • A kiln
  • Boats like canoes or sailboats
  • Milking a cow or sheep
  • Farming
  • Footpaths
  • Plowing
  • Harvesting crops
  • Fishing or hunting
  • Worshipping gods/Leaving offerings
  • Ladders to the roof
  • Mountains in the distance
  • Fields
  • Fires for cooking
  • Canals or trenches for irrigation
  • People wearing tunics 
  • Jewelry making, beadwork
  • Slaughtering animals for meat 
  • Wide-eyed statues
  • Burial of the dead
Remember that you should approach your illustration as an essay about Neolithic village life but in VISUAL form instead of in paragraphs of writing. 

The final product needs to be in color and have a folded side flap that lists bullets of details that the viewer of your illustration should notice. There should be at least 10 to 15 bullets of information. Remember to put your name and block on the back!

Check out these images to help you imagine a Neolithic village of the Fertile Crescent. We'er talking about a time approximately 7000 years ago!

Feel free to review the BrainPop video clips on "Agricultural Revolution" and "Drawing" for some good advice.

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