Objective: To examine how the first humans migrated to America, the purpose of archaeology, and the culture of the Mound Builders.
- migration of humans from Asia to North America during the last Ice Age.
- culture of the ancient Mound Builders, including the Hopewell and Mississippian peoples
Key Terms and People:
- Ice Age
- Land Bridge (Berengia)
- Monk's Mound
Video - The Ice Age (3:00)
Video - Land Bridge Theory (:48)
Video - Asian-American Land Bridge (:47)
Video - Cahokia: City of the Sun (14:21)
Common Core Learning Standards:
Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies - 1,2,4,7,9