This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Civilizations of The Americas - The First Americans. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Many historians believe that the first settlers of the Americas arrived from Asia across a land bridge that formed in the Bering Strait during the last Ice Age. These first inhabitants were hunters and gatherers who later learned to farm.
The varied geography resulted in the emergence of many distinct cultures. In North America, these early inhabitants included the Inuit people near the Arctic Circle, the Anasazi people of the Southwest, the Hopewell peoples of the Ohio River valley, and the Iroquois of the Northeast.
Mesoamerica, the areas of Mexico and Central America that were civilized before the arrival of the Spaniards around 1200 B.C. with the Olmecs. The most advanced were those of the Maya and the Aztec.
Mayan civilization flourished between 300 and 900 AD. The Maya built splendid temples and pyramids and had a sophisticated calendar. By the 12th century, the Aztec had begun to migrate to the Valley of Mexico. The Aztec built temples and pyramids as well as roads made of stone. They controlled many semi-independent territories.
The presentation covers the following:
First North Americans
People of North America
First South Americans
The Maya Today
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