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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.
4th Social Studies & History 29 Views 71 Downloads
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.
5th Social Studies & History 19 Views 52 Downloads
Athabaskan Migration & Bering Strait
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Athabaskan Migration & Bering Strait
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 28 Downloads
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.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Earliest Americans
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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 11 Views 29 Downloads
Geography: North Carolina's Coastline
Students examine the changes in the North Carolina coastline thousands of years ago. They determine the coastline's position during the Paleo-Indian and Archaic periods. Students complete an activity sheet about the various sea levels in time periods.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Ancient Hunters of the Great Lakes
Pupils describe theories on how the first humans came to America and show the evidence that supports it. In this investigative instructional activity students study given material and prepare written or oral reports in their groups.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
Theories of Migration
Eighth graders discover the origins of the first Americans. In this migration instructional activity, 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.
8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 39 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 27 Views 203 Downloads
In the Future we will all be Mixed Bloods and Mestizoes
Students examine the concept of origin and ethnicity. In this ethnic studies instructional activity, students engage in a variety of interdisciplinary activities including posters, and discussions to better understand our past and future.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 32 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 33 Downloads
The Old North Trail
Students engage in a lesson plan 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.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 22 Downloads