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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 33 Views 74 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
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 27 Views 54 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 13 Views 31 Downloads
Young scholars 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
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 29 Downloads
The Spread of Buddhism in East Asia: Korea as a Land Bridge
Students study the spread of Buddhism. In this Buddhism lesson plan, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 19 Downloads
Theories of Migration
Eighth graders discover the origins of the first Americans. In this migration lesson plan, 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 16 Views 40 Downloads
For 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 48 Views 227 Downloads
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.
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 10 Views 37 Downloads
New Review The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica
What people groups originally settled in Australia and Oceania, and how do their geography and history affect the regions' cultural makeup? Here you'll find a traditional textbook chapter covering these topics, including informational text, comprehension and discussion questions, images, and map activities.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 33 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 11 of 13
Geneticist Spencer Wells continues in part 11 off the 13-part Journey of Man series. Your class will witness the amazing survival techniques employed by the Chuchi people that are probably very similar to the techniques used by our Ice Age ancestors.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Before sending your students off to complete their own research on Mexico, introduce them with this ten-slide PowerPoint. It is filled with interesting facts and colored photos of Mexico. Tip: Assign your class different aspect or cities in Mexico and have them create a PowerPoint to present to a class.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 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