Know how and why people came to the Americas and where they originated.
- may have followed animals herds.
- may have drifted to warmer climates.
Know about the mountains and river systems of the Americas.
- rocky mountains in North America, called Andes.
- the east had flatter lands with litte mountains.
- Mississipi in the North, for major transportation.
- Amazon in South America, second longest river, flowing out to the Atlantic.
Know what changes the development of agriculture brought to the Americas, what they grew, how they farmed.
- the glaciers melted, which cause large animals to be extinct.
- began farming, and grew (in the north) beans, corn and squash. also (in the south) avacado, and potatoes.
-they used digging sticks, and did NOT use plows.
Know about early Native American creation myths and why they are important to historians
-they believed in a supreme being and peoples relationship to it.
-and that people and animals used to live in the underworld.
Know about the dates in the North.
-one of the southwestern communities:300 BC to AD 500.
-Southwestern climate changes and when Hohokam abandoned city: AD 1300 and 1400s.
-when the great plains people were "pushed" out of homeland: AD 1400.
-Hopewell settled in Ohio Valley: 300 BC to 200 BC.
-Mississippians flourshed: AD 700 to AD 1500.
- Cahokia was home to 30,00 people: AD 1050 and AD 1250.
Know about the agricultures about the North.
-in western desert of Western North America, water was hard to find.
-were able to grow corn and such.
Know about the acievements about the North.
weaver, farmers, carvers, hunters, architechture; earth mounds for burial.