Prairie Grass

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Sun through prairie grass on flat plain.

Student Application

Explore the many different ancient cultures of the first people to live in North America: The Native Americans.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that Native Americans were the first people to inhabit North America. Many believe that long ago people from Asia crossed the frozen Bering Straight into North America, while following animals that they were hunting. As time progressed, people broke off from the main group and settled in different areas. Soon, there were gro...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Ask the students to tell what the word "Indian" brings to mind. Ask the students if they know why the natives are called Indians. The video will explain the answer. Watch the video and pay attention to the regions where the Native North Americans lived.