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Students 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.
Learners 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.
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.
Fifth graders study information about the Native American history in Nevada. In this Nevada history instructional activity, 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.
The topic of the peopling of the Americas offers the opportunity for a fascinating discussion. Give your class the knowledge they need to understand the migration across Beringia, the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, and the impact of agriculture. Each slide provides images and easy-to-follow information. A great introduction.