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How long ago was the basic shape of NA sculpted

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10 million

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How many years ago was the land on Earth just one land form? How did people prove this?

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225 million years ago, Pangea, identical species of fish were discovered in land locked lakes and oceans alike

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Canadian Shield

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A zone undergirded by ancient rock, probably the first part of what became Americas land mass

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What are the main mountain ranges of North America

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Appalachians, Rockies, Cascades, Sierra Nevada, Costal Ranges

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When did the Ice Age occur and how is that related to the formation of America and the arrival of ancient people?

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2 million years, ice carved out lakes, melted ice flowed through Mississippi River and St. Lawrence River, sea levels lowered when ice froze up. It revealed a land bridge connecting Siberia and Alaska through which Native Americans crossed.

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What year did the Europeans arrive in the Americas, how many native were predicted to be there by that time

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1492, 54 million with 2000 different tribes, languages, and beliefs

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Name the present day country these tribes were located:

  1. Incans
  2. Mayans
  3. Aztecs
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  1. Peru
  2. Central America
  3. Mexico
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What was one of the most advanced developments that contributed to early life

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The cultivation of maize/corn

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Even without livestock or simple invention like the wheel, what advancements did they make?

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Trading systems, elaborate cities, mathematics, astronomical discoveries, and a set religion with human offerings to their gods

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What was the foundation of the great civilizations in Mexico? How did that transform those tribes?

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Agriculture, more specifically corn, from simple nomadic hunter/gatherers to settled farmers in permanent homes

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How did the Pueblo people of Southwest America use the Rio Grande to their advantage

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Building irrigation systems to water their corn crops

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Define Nation-states and give an example

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Densely populated and complex societies in which political legitimacy and authority overlay a large degree of cultural commodity, Aztecs-definable hierarchy, culture and religion, complexity of state of living