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_______ is the record of what has happened to mankind.
history
_____ is the study of the earth.
Geography
The New World is the continents and islands of the ___ ___.
Western Hemisphere
A ____ is the movement of people or animals from one place of the world to another.
migration
The narrow body of water that separates Russia from North America is called the ___ ___.
Bering Strait
A ____ is a narrow body of water that separates to larger bodies of water.
strait
A ____ is a setting in which certain types of plants and animals thrive.
habitat
____ is a way of life.
culture
___ ____ is the third largest continent.
North America
__ ____ is the highest peak in North America.
Mt. McKinley
The narrow strip of land that separates North America and South America is the __ __ ___.
Isthmus of Panama
The __ ___ ___ is the largest bay in the world.
Gulf of Mexico
The __ ___ is the largest river in North America.
Mississippi River
___ is the largest island in the world and is mainly ice.
Greenland
The most famous Indians who lived in Mexico were the ___.
Aztecs
___ ___ is the narrow bridge of land that connects North America to South America
Central America
The __ ___ is a 2,000 mile chain of mountains in the Caribbean Sea.
West Indies
In ____ Christopher Columbus landed in the West Indies
1492
Christopher Columbus named it Indies because _____________.
He thought he was in India.
___ ___ is the fourth largest continent.
South America
Most of South America lies in the _____.
tropics
The ____ River is the second largest river in the world.
Amazon River
The ______ Desert is the driest place on earth.
Atacama Desert
The _____ were the most famous South American Indians.
Incas
______ is a group of islands.
archipelago

arch - i - pel -ago
The southern most point in the Americas is ___ _____.
Cape Horn
Over 4,000 years ago, after the ___ ___ __ ____, God caused the people of Earth to speak different tongues.
The Great Flood of Noah's
People were scattered from the __ __ _____ to all parts of the earth.
Tower of Babel
How did the Indians get to America?
A Land Bridge
Why do historians think that the Bering Strait might have been land long ago?
Because campfire remains and animal bones have been found.
What crossed the Bering Strait first? Who followed?
Animals crossed the strait first and migrated into the America; then, hunters followed the animals.
Many people think that ___ and ___ were once joined.
South America and Africa
__ ___ has the widest variety of plants and animals, and nearly every time of ______ and ___.
South America

climate and habitat
Give 3 of Columbus' contributions to exploration:
1 2 3
1)took Europe into a new era of exploration,
2)bring new trade routes to the Far East,
3)bring fine products from the East (salt, spices, silk, gems)
The land that the Americas settle was two vast continents:
1 2
1)North America, and
2)South America
People migrating into the Americas went as far as the ____ Ocean to the west and the ___ Ocean to the east.
Pacific Ocean to the west, and
Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Each tribe of people who migrated into the Americas developed their own culture based on the ___ and ______.
climate and natural resources (such as fishing, raising animals, farming, etc.)
Name the landforms in North America:
1 2 3
1)Rockies Mountains to the west,
2)Great Plains in the middle, and 3)Appalachian Mountains to the east.
The plains of the east of the Mississippi slope downward towards two lowland areas:
1 2
1)Hudson Bay to the North, and
2)Gulf of Mexico to the South
Did God provide well for the Indians that migrated to North and South America?
yes, he provided them with more than enough to survive
The _____ Indians developed a culture unique to them.
Western Indians
Indian children didn't go to school. Girls learned to ___,__ and _____; and boys learned to __ and _.
Girls learned to keep house, gather food and become mothers.
Boys learned to hunt and become warriors.
The small ax used by Indians was called the _____.
tomahawk
Boys were tested at the age of ___ for strength and bravery. If he passed, he was considered an adult.
14 years old
The ___ and ____ did have schools. Priest taught ___, ___, ___, ___ and ____.
Mayas and Aztecs

math, history, astronomy, language and religion
The Mayas and Aztecs developed ____ , ______ and _____ _____.
Calendars, writing systems and impressive building techniques.
______ was the main food of Indians.
meat
Indians that lived near water were able to eat ______ and dig for _________.
fish and dig for clams.
The land provided the Indians with many edible plants - ___,____, and _____.
berries, fruits and nuts
Many tribes raised ___ and ___.
maize and squash
Maize is another word for ___.
corn
Indians did not have cows, horses, hogs or chickens until the ______s when the _______ brought them over.
1500's when the Europeans brought them over.
Early Indians taught the white man to make ___, ___ and ___.
snowshoes, toboggans and canoes
Early Indians also taught the white man to grow 1___, 2___, 3___, 4___, 5___ and 6___.
1. corn
2. peanuts
3. potatoes
4. squash
5. tomatoes
6. peppers
When thinking of the making of the Grand Canyon, creationist believe that it took a lot of ____ and a ____ period of time.
a lot of water
short period of time
When thinking of the making of the Grand Canyon, evoluntionist believe that it took a little ____ and a lot of ________.
a little water
a lot of time.