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Text: Social Studies                          Chapter 2                                                                                                              Pages : 30-37

(before/after reading)

Key and Supporting Concepts
(while reading)

How did people first reach the Americas?

The first Americans, hunters, traveled in small bands and followed herds crossing the land bridge, Beringai, from Asia into North America.

How do archaeologists learn about the past? Scholars study the remains of the ancient Americans, their artifacts and their language. From the artifacts and other evidence they form theories about the culture of the ancient people.
Who were the Mound Builders? People who built earthen mounds in North America. They belong to many groups.

Unanswered Questions

How did they learn to grow crops?

Type of Text Structure Recognized


Cause and Effect