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Early People and Mammoths

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Chapter Two: Lesson One
Early People
VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE AND PLACES
OLMEC
MAYA
NATIVE
AMERICANS
PUEBLOANS
THEY WERE THE EARLIEST CIVILIZATION IN THE ANCIENT AMERICAS. THEY RULED FROM 1500 BC TO AD 300 IN SOUTHERN MEXICO
THEY WERE PEOPLE WHO WERE INFLUENCED BY THE OLMEC TRADITIONS. THEY RULED FROM AD 300 TO AD 900 IN SOUTHERN MEXICO, GUATEMALA, AND NORTHERN BELIZE
NATIVE AMERICANS TOLD STORIES ABOUT THEIR ORIGINS AND CULTURE. THEY DECENDED FROM THE EARLIEST PEOPLE IN NORTH AMERICA. 
THEY LIVED IN THE SW OF THE UNITED STATES IN HOUSES WITH MANY LEVELS. THE HOUSES WERE OFTEN BUILT AGAINST CANYON WALLS OR CAVES. 
BIG IDEAS
1. Early people moved to follow animals for resources. 
2. The Olmec and the Maya were the two greatest civilizations in America. 
3. Olmec and Mayan lands are now Mexico. 
4. Mound builders and Puebloans are now in the U.S.A. 
5. Early people started building settlements and farms as early as 3000 BC. 
6. The early people shared oral tradition to remember their histories. 
Early North America, 
Mexico, and South America

Southwest of North Amercia

Mexico 

Belize

Guatemala
VOCABULARY FROM THE SECTION
CULTURAL REGION:  an area where people share ways of life

ARTIFACTS: objects made by people

THEORY: study and research

ANCESTOR: early family member 

MIGRATION: the movement of people from one place to another 

CLASS: a group of people who have something in common

TRADITION: a way of life 

CIVILIZATION: a group of people who have the same religion and traditions