Category Archives: First Americans

Interesting sites about our current unit

1. These are links to the sites I showed you in class. The first one is the simple animation that maps out the earliest spread of humans around the world. There are interesting links you can click on at each … Continue reading

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Great article about the background of the area where the Pilgrims first landed

This is a really interesting and informative article that sets the scene for the arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth. It discusses Squanto, the early European attempts to settle in the area, as well as the epidemic diseases that killed … Continue reading

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New Findings about Ancient Human DNA and Migration

Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times about the genetic origins of the first Native Americans. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/science/two-surprises-in-dna-of-boy-found-buried-in-siberia.html?pagewanted=1&hp  

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Ice Age Maps

Here are a couple of maps that we looked at from class to help us understand the ice age and how it affected the coast lines on the planet. It was during this time that Alaska and Russia were connected … Continue reading

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Interesting websites from class

Here are links to the websites I showed you in class on Friday and Monday about the land bridge theory and the spread of people around the world. http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/ http://www.handprint.com/LS/ANC/disp.html  

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Humanities HW (9/11, 9/12)

1. Read chapters 1 and 2 in the textbooks you received in class today. 2. If your parents didn’t submit the online parent contact information form, please have them do it before next class. 3. If you didn’t bring in … Continue reading

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Genetic map of the spread of people around the Earth

Here is the genetic map I mentioned in class today about the spread of humans around the earth.  

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