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The Puzzle of Ice Age Americans

Lesson Plan Overview

Students describe alternative theories for arrival of first humans to come to America. Students explain evidence for these theories and explain how exploration of a submerged segment of Gulf Of Mexico coast may give insight into origin of native Americans. Students describe role of skepticism in scientific theory.

Source NOAA Ocean Explorer
Subjects Anthropology Biology History
Grades 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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