Additional Materials for the Discovery of America Unit

(Under Construction)

First Americans

1. Earliest Humans

This website has a great animation that maps out the spread of humans out of Africa and around the world and has information about what was going on at each key moment.

http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/

This site shows the various sites of fossil and other archaeological remains from the earliest humans around the world.

http://www.handprint.com/LS/ANC/disp.html

Similar to the first link above this site shows the path humans took around the world along with some of the key moments and highlights explained.

https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/human-journey/

Journey of Man Documentary on Youtube.

http://tinyurl.com/nbbfhxt

Otzi

http://www.radiolab.org/story/ice-cold-case/

2. Ice Age Maps

Here are some good maps from the last Ice Age that give you a sense of the impact of glacier formation and melting as well as their impact on the changing of the sea level.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Beringia_land_bridge-noaagov.gif

https://humanities7.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/earth-last-ice-age.jpg

http://earth.rice.edu/mtpe/cryo/cryosphere/topics/ice_age.mov

3. Archaeology regarding the first Americans

Here are some links

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/science/two-surprises-in-dna-of-boy-found-buried-in-siberia.html?pagewanted=1&hp

http://www.nps.gov/bela/historyculture/other-migration-theories.htm

http://news.yahoo.com/arabian-artifacts-may-rewrite-africa-theory-225406521.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/opinion/sunday/who-arrived-in-the-americas-first.html?src=me&ref=general

http://www.cabrillo.edu/~crsmith/luzia.html

https://humanities7.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/human-spread-map.jpg

4. Living in New York City people get a poor sense of how many Native Americans are living in the US today and how many reservations there are around the country.  Here is a really great, detailed map of Native American reservations today

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Americanindiansmapcensusbureau.gif

4. Columbus and European Exploration

How did we find out the Earth was round?

http://www.wliw.org/marcopolo/video/watch-the-full-episode/324/

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/doubleissue/mysteries/columbus.htm

World without Americas

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-09/28/drugged-mice-kill-snakeshttp://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/EarlyAmericas/ExplorationsandEncounters/ConquestPaintings/Pages/SlObjectList.aspx

https://humanities7.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/peru-pictures/

5. Vikings

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinland_map

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/19/world/europe/uk-viking-boat-burial/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/start.html

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/vinland/home/indexen.html

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1722913/expert_confirms_authenticity_of_vinland_map/

http://archaeology.about.com/cs/explorers/a/anseauxmeadows.htm

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/11/101123-native-american-indian-vikings-iceland-genetic-dna-science-europe/

6. Discovery of America

http://www.geographicus.com/blog/tag/chinese-discovery-of-america/

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/24/arts/24iht-chinam.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/17/international/asia/17map.html

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