Beringia, the Land Bridge and the Mound Builders PPT

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Objective: To examine how the first humans migrated to America, the purpose of archaeology, and the culture of the Mound Builders.

Topics Covered:

- 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

- Glaciers

- Land Bridge (Beringia)

- Archaeology

- Artifact

- Cahokia

- Monk's Mound


Video - The Ice Age (3:14)

Video - Land Bridge Theory (:48)

Video - Asian-American Land Bridge (:47)

Video - Cahokia Mounds (9:48)

Common Core Learning Standards:

Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies - 1,2,4,7,9

Total Pages
14 pages
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Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.


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