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Land Bridge theory of Migration
Fourth graders consider the Land Bridge Theory. In this Land Bridge Theory lesson, 4th graders discover the Bering Strait and research the land bridge formed during the last ice age. Students explore migration from Asia to Wyoming.
Land Bridge Theory
Fifth graders observe a map that includes where the land bridge was located and that its name was Beringia and look in the Social Studies books to read about the Land Bridge Theory. The class then brainstorms reasons why they think people migrated across Beringia.
Athabaskan Migration & Bering Strait
Students examine the various migration patterns of the Athabaskan. In groups, they discuss the Bering Strait Land Bridge theory of migration and take notes on a lecture from their teacher. To end the lesson, they brainstorm the importance of trade between civilizations.
Athabaskan Migration & Bering Strait
Young scholars study Athabaskan migration patterns and the Bering Strait Land Bridge theory. They investigate the importance of the expansion of trade and compare the differences between American Indian oral tradition accounts of origin and 'Scientific' postulations of theory.
Students study North Carolina's changing coastline during the Paleoindian and Archaic periods and determine the positions of the coastline at different times and decide what types of archaeological information has been lost due to rising sea levels.
Early Native Americans
Fourth graders locate on a globe where the land bridge was. They describe the progression of nomadic people into North America.
American Civilization - The Ice Age
First graders discuss the Ice Age land bridge over the Bering Straits and how it affected the population of the Americas. They construct a clay model of the land bridge and research common animals of the time.
Theories of Migration
Eighth graders discover the origins of the first Americans. In this migration lesson, 8th graders access online informtaion regarding theories about human migration to North America. Students complete graphic organizers as they research how North America was settled.
In this North American geography worksheet, students read about the impact humans have had on the environment in the United States and Canada. Students take notes and answer 3 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
In the Future we will all be Mixed Bloods and Mestizoes
Students examine the concept of origin and ethnicity. In this ethnic studies lesson, students engage in a variety of interdisciplinary activities including posters, and discussions to better understand our past and future.
America's Stone Age Explorers
Students watch a Nova program examining the earliest in habitants of the Americas. In groups. they take notes on various topics covered in the program. Among the topics covered are: the Clovis people, Solutrean culture, migration routes, and genetic evidence. to conclude the lesson, students role-play as forensic scientists solving a missing persobns case through the evidence of mtDNA.
The Spread of Buddhism in East Asia: Korea as a Land Bridge
Students study the spread of Buddhism. For this Buddhism lesson, students examine articles explaining the spread of the religion to different areas in East Asia. Students compare and contrast the spread of Buddhism to other religions and write essays using their findings.
The Old North Trail
Students engage in a lesson to find information about the old trails of North America that were used by Native Americans. Specifically, they conduct research to find the history of The Old North Trail. The teacher shares several theories about the indian migrations.
By Land or by Sea...or Both?
High schoolers research a video and participate in a discussion. For this watercraft lesson students review material and answer questions about what they learned.
We Arrived 10,000 Years Ago...
Students explain ways that humans migrated from Asia and settle in the Americas. In this investigative instructional activity students participate in a brief archaeological demonstration and review what they learned.
Students study sinkholes and how they are associated with paleoamerican settlements. In this underwater exploration lesson students explain how sinkholes are formed.
Now, Take a Deep Breath
Students define several laws of pressure and see how they relate to scuba diving. In this ocean explorer lesson students answer questions and complete an activity.
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Web Lesson
Student read about the history and the present-day status of the Bering Land Bridge and explore information and photographs about the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve while visiting a website. Students then write a letter to the editor about the preservation of Beringia.
Parrot Feathers to Sacred Dogs
Fifth graders study information about the Native American history in Nevada. For this Nevada history lesson, 5th graders review the background for the Native American history in Nevada. Students complete 7 activities to learn about the community of Native Americans in Nevada.
Journey Through Time
Students examine the movement of the Bison over the land bridge. In groups, they use the events to put them into the correct sequence. They apply measurement to chronological time and read more information about the land bridge.