Meeting Human Needs

Lesson 5: Meeting Human Needs

Human needs have changed over time, impacting the size and movements of population. In this lesson, students use the Timeline to research historical events and determine which events they deem to be most important in meeting human needs. They then create their own chronological timelines highlighting seven influential milestones and defend their choices. Inventions, discoveries and events related to food production, water and energy use, human settlements and migration are topics for exploration.

Subjects: World History, AP Human Geography, World Geography

Key Concepts: Patterns of continuity and change over time (water and energy use, food production), human settlements and migration, role of science and technology in society through time, historical causation

Lesson Materials

  • Lesson Plan
  • Student Worksheet