Before Europe Crossed the Atlantic

Main Idea


Several Societies developed in North America long before Europeans explored the continent.
Geography influenced Native American cultures.
Native Americans shared beliefs about religion and land ownership.

Key Words

Culture
Hunter-gatherers
Anasazi
Irrigation
Kivas
Totems



Test Questions


PowerPoint Teach

Native American Culture Areas

Group Activity

Possibly bottom of Page 13
Hand out North American Map
Each team member reads one cultural area e.g., Language, Religion, Beliefs, food, government, shelter, way of life, etc.
Each team member finds three distinguishing cultural features in his/her area.
Include ten geographical features that may have affected the areas culture.
Include a map title and legend.