The Past

Geography of North America

USI.1   The student will apply history and social science skills to understand the geography of North America by

     a.) locating North America in relation to the other continents and the oceans;

Early Cultures of North America

USI.2   The student will apply history and social science skills to describe how early cultures developed throughout North America by

     a.) describing how archaeologists have recovered artifacts from ancient settlements, including, but not limited, to Cactus Hill in Virginia; and

USI.4   The student will apply history and social science skills to understand how the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, impacted West Africa by

     a.) identifying the location and characteristics of West African societies of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai before European exploration;

Colonial America and the American Revolution

USI.5   The student will apply history and social science skills to explain the social, political, religious, economic, and geographic factors that shaped colonial America by

     a.) describing the characteristics and differences among the New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southern colonies;

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Jim Crow Video

Jim Crow Video

The Past

[chorus] 

To learn about the past, we use archaeology. 

People who study the past are archaeologist. 

To learn about the past, we use archaeology. 

People who study the past are archaeologist. 

 

[verse] 

Archaeologist study things that were made in the past. 

They’ve discovered evidence 

about Cactus Hill in southeastern Virginia. 

It’s one of the oldest sites in North America. 

18,000 years ago, we believe humans lived at Cactus Hill. 

18,000 years ago, we believe humans lived at Cactus Hill. 

 

[chorus] 

To learn about the past, we use archaeology. 

People who study the past are archaeologist. 

To learn about the past, we use archaeology. 

People who study the past are archaeologist. 

Jim Crow Sing-A-Long

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