Land Bridge Lesson Plan - Layers of Learning - As part of a unit study on the Ice Age, my kids and I made this land bridge model to represent the possible land bridge that may have connected Asia and North America.

land bridge model - could be a great connection between science (states of matter) and ss (landforms) as well as a bit of history thrown in! Bonus - it's hands on :D Love it!

There are 2 theories as to how the first people arrived in the Americas: 1. Hunters followed herds of bison and mammoths across a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska, which is where the Bering Strait is today.  After crossing the bridge, they then traveled south through North America and into Central and South America. 2. People migrated along coastal routes by possibly paddling small boats.

Early hunters traveled across a wide swath of land that linked Siberia with Alaska during the last Ice Age, moved down into the Great Plains and eventually populated the New World.

THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE AMERICAS IS A SUBJECT OF CONTROVERSIAL DEBATE. A LONGSTANDING HYPOTHESIS CLAIMED THAT THE FIRST MIGRATION TOOK PLACE 12,600 YEARS AGO THROUGH AN ICE-FREE CORRIDOR BETWEEN RETREATING NORTH AMERICAN GLACIERS, VIA THE ICE-AGE BERING LAND BRIDGE BETWEEN SIBERIA AND ALASKA. IN RECENT YEARS, HOWEVER, THIS THEORY IS BEING INCREASINGLY CALLED INTO QUESTION BY NEW FINDS FROM NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA.

THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE AMERICAS IS A SUBJECT OF CONTROVERSIAL DEBATE. A LONGSTANDING HYPOTHESIS CLAIMED THAT THE FIRST MIGRATION TOOK PLACE 12,600 YEARS AGO THROUGH AN ICE-FREE CORRIDOR BETWEEN RETREATING NORTH AMERICAN GLACIERS, VIA THE ICE-AGE BERING LAND BRIDGE BETWEEN SIBERIA AND ALASKA. IN RECENT YEARS, HOWEVER, THIS THEORY IS BEING INCREASINGLY CALLED INTO QUESTION BY NEW FINDS FROM NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA.

Land Bridge Theory Bundle from Tick-Tock Teach! on TeachersNotebook.com (16 pages)

Land Bridge Theory Bundle from Tick-Tock Teach! on TeachersNotebook.com (16 pages)

Ancient Migration Patterns to North America Are Hidden in Languages Spoken Today  Languages spoken in North America and Siberia are distantly related. What does that tell us about the first Americans?

Ancient Migration Patterns to North America Are Hidden in Languages Spoken Today

Recent research on Bering Land Bridge Theory: "First Americans Lived on Bering Land Bridge for Thousands of Years," Scientific American

Today many parts of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska appear similar to what it might have looked like when the first humans arrived some 16,500 years ago.

Today many parts of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska appear similar to what it might have looked like when the first humans arrived some years ago.

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