Learning about local and national histories, students must first learn from where the first American inhabitants came. Traveling across thousands of miles, during a global Ice Age over 10,000 years ago, following their food sources, they faced a diverse array of experiences that shaped the history of the specific regions of the country.
This comprehensive lesson not only covers from where they came, but why they came, how they got here, and why they settled where they did. It uses basic computer research, reading supplements, SMART notebook notes, subject specific vocabulary, a compare and contrast writing activity, a comprehensive assessment, numerous extension ideas, and all of it leads up to watching "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown" and an Ice Age Fun Day with great activities.
This is a FUN kick off mini-unit when studying ancient Native American tribes and how they came to be where they are. The material can be made to fit any specific region of the country and their respective local tribes.