People Arrive in the Americas
Which of the following best describes how humans came to live all across North America?
A Farming communities started in the far North and expanded. All of the early settlers in North America were farmers.
B Settlers arrived from both Asia and Europe. They moved inland from both coasts, creating new settlements across the continent.
C Small bands of people from South America slowly migrated northward until they lived across all of North America.
D Hunter-gatherers followed wild animals across the continent because they depended on them for food.
for food. These activities are examples of —
A adopting the culture of a place
B developing a system of agriculture
C adapting to the land where they lived
D settling in places with few geographical challenges
About 10,000 years ago, people took a major step that allowed them to live in larger, permanent settlements. What was that step?
A They invented the wheel.
B They developed language.
C They developed the spear.
D They began to practice agriculture.
Which of the following was an achievement of the Mayan civilization?
F They conquered the Aztecs.
G They built the city of Tenochtitlán.
H They built irrigation systems for bringing water to fields.
J They charted the movements of the sun, moon, and stars.
Other North American Cultures
Which early North American culture adapted to their environment by building dwellings under the shelter of cliffs?
F The Inuit
G The Mayas
H The Mound Builders
J The Ancient Puebloans
Adapting to Different Places
American Indian Economies
Makah and Nootka