21C.O.9-12.1.LS.1 Student recognizes information needed for problem solving, can efficiently browse, search and navigate online to access relevant information, evaluates information based on credibility, social, economic, political and/or ethical issues, and presents findings clearly and persuasively using a range of technology tools and media.
21C.O.9-12.2.LS.1 Student engages in a critical thinking process that supports synthesis and conducts evaluation using complex criteria
MATERIALS: (include resources)
World Map (Class Map or Internet Projection)
Blank World Map (http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/world_country.pdf) two for each student.
On a blank World map, have the student theorize where the Paleo-Indians came from in the world and where they eventually settled in the current United States. Then show the most accepted theory on the board or class world map. Have the students copy the accepted theory on the other blank map.
PROCEDURE: (include activity sheets)
If possible: Have the students research Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki before the start of this lesson.
Lecture/Discussion: Discuss any unknown vocabulary necessary to the lecture. Discuss movement from Asia through Beringia to North America, the Ice Age, Carbon 14 dating, Time epochs, the move from hunter-gatherer to agriculture and civilization, and review the locations of North American Indian tribes. (information available at: www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/indians.html )
Discussion/Research: Discuss the voyage of Thor Heyerdahl aboard the Kon-Tiki and whether or not the voyage would have been successful for early migrations. Information available at http://www.kon-tiki.no/e_aapning.php.
Review the most accepted routes of the Paleo-Indians to North America.
Look at the areas they settled in today and how they have changed since.
ASSESSMENT (include assessment)
On a blank World map, have the students label the major countries involved today, the continents and the accepted routes by which the Paleo-Indians migrated to North America.
Created by: Sherri Mitchem ad Danielle Spencer 2010