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Fourth graders consider the Land Bridge Theory. In this Land Bridge Theory lesson plan, 4th graders discover the Bering Strait and research the land bridge formed during the last ice age. Students explore migration from Asia to Wyoming.
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.
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.
Seventh graders compare artifacts used by archaeologists to theorize the first inhabitants of the Americas migrated from Asia across the Bering Land Bridge.
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.
Fourth graders locate on a globe where the land bridge was. They describe the progression of nomadic people into North America.
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.
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.
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.
Learners 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.
High schoolers describe theories on how the first humans came to America and show the evidence that supports it.  In this investigative lesson students study given material and prepare written or oral reports in their groups. 
In this First Americans worksheet, students read about Beringia Straights and how the first Americans came to be in North America. Students complete a paragraph about their reading and answer a series of questions.
Eighth graders discover the origins of the first Americans. For 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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Pupils engage in a instructional activity 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.
Students research a video and participate in a discussion.  In this watercraft lesson students review material and answer questions about what they learned. 
Students explain ways that humans migrated from Asia and settle in the Americas.  In this investigative lesson students participate in a brief archaeological demonstration and review what they learned. 

Paleo-Diving

7th - 8th
Students study sinkholes and how they are associated with paleoamerican settlements.  In this underwater exploration  lesson students explain how sinkholes are formed.

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