T name Section Date he First Americans (Prehistory 1600) Objective: To examine how the first humans migrated to America, the purpose of archaeology, and the culture of the Mound Builders



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Critical Question: How did the people move across the land bridge from Asia to North America? Why did the people migrate?

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Critical Question: Why did the tribes of people that slowly migrated across the land bridge eventually stay in the Americas?

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  1. Theories of how people came to America


Two Theories

Land Bridge

1) people crossed the land bridge between the continent of Asia & North America





  1. The land bridge was called Beringia




  1. Most popular theory




Boat

1) people sailed across the Pacific Ocean or the Bering Sea


2) least popular theory





Critical Question: Which of the two theories do you believe? Why?

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  1. American Indian Origin Stories (red text pg. 18)


1. Origin Stories




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