Unit 1: The Land and Early People
The first unit of study will focus on the first inhabitants of North America - Native Americans. Students will explore the diverse landforms, bodies of water, climate, and vegetation that make up our continent. Then, they will learn that all of these affect the way people live in various regions. Students will explore the cultural groups of Native Americans that developed in various regions of our country. They will identify similarities and differences between various tribes throughout our country.