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Land Bridge theory of Migration

For Teachers 4th
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.
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Ancient Americas

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders compare artifacts used by archaeologists to theorize the first inhabitants of the Americas migrated from Asia across the Bering Land Bridge.
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Land Bridge Theory

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 11 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The Spread of Buddhism in East Asia: Korea as a Land Bridge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the spread of Buddhism. In this Buddhism lesson, 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...
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Mexico

For Teachers 6th
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...
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The Earliest Americans

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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...
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Athabaskan Migration & Bering Strait

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils 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...
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Native American

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this music worksheet, students identify and describe the Native Americans. They respond to several questions about the music of the Native Americans and their dancing. Students also identify and name various musical signs and symbols...
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Journey Through Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the movement of the Bison over the land bridge. In groups, they use the events to put them into the correct sequence. They apply measurement to chronological time and read more information about the land bridge.
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Lesson 8: Chapter 6 (part 2) Life in the Great Ice Age

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read the assigned pages in a textbook and answer the associated questions. They write a paper based on the creationist view of origin of the Neanderthal man. They determine what is meant by a land bridge.
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Athabaskan Migration & Bering Strait

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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 activity, they brainstorm the...
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First Latin Americans

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Have your class imagine they are migrating hunters in the ice age to help them understand how the first Latin Americans arrived from Asia. They receive a brief overview of how the Americas were populated and the effects of agriculture....
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American Civilization - The Ice Age

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss the Ice Age land bridge over the Bering Straits and how it affected the population of the Americas. They construct a clay model of the land bridge and research common animals of the time.
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Early Native Americans

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders locate on a globe where the land bridge was. They describe the progression of nomadic people into North America.
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Traveling as an Ancient American

For Students 7th
What would you bring on a trip...if you had to carry it all through freezing temperatures for 3 months? Historians consider this question, faced with their family's need to move south for warmer temperatures in the ancient world....
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Ancient Hunters of the Great Lakes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe theories on how the first humans came to America and show the evidence that supports it.  In this investigative lesson students study given material and prepare written or oral reports in their groups. 
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AP* U.S. History Study Guide and Review

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Outlining 41 chapters of a common US history textbook, you don't want to miss this extensive 220-page AP US history test prep resource loaded with vocabulary and primary concepts.
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Geography: North Carolina's Coastline

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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A Brief History of Dogs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Canis lupus familiaris. Sound familiar? A short video traces the evolution of canines from wolves to the variety of domesticated dog breeds we find today.
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How Cats Became our Feline Overlords (ft. It's Okay To Be Smart)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The world's population of cats would wrap around the earth six times! Follow the evolution of the cat that began 11 million years ago and discover how their dominance came to be through a quick video lesson. 
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Dinosaurs In Argentina

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the fossils in Argentina and why it is a good place to find them.  In this dinosaurs lesson students learn about the recent dinosaur excavations. 
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Korean Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are introduced to the history of Korea. Using maps, they identify the reasons why Korea is important geographically. They also research the reasons for the Korean War and how actions of the United States and Korea led...
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Advanced Critical Reading - Columbian Exchange

For Students 6th - 10th
In this critical reading worksheet, students read a short passage about the Columbian Exchange and then answer questions based on the reading. Students answer questions by making inferences, determining author's point of view and use...

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