4th-5th Grade History Learning Activity: Bering Land Bridge
Travel back 40,000 years and discover how homo sapiens first arrived in America. Scientists believe that during the most recent ice age, animals and humans were able to walk across the Bering Land Bridge that linked Asia to what is present-day Alaska. In this activity, follow the timeline of events that led the first people to the Americas.
You can find this activity in our 5th Grade History Course
The first half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the arrival of the first people in North America through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students investigate Native American civilizations; follow the path of European exploration and colonization; assess the causes and consequences of the American Revolution; examine the Constitution and the growth of the new nation; and analyze what led to the Civil War and its aftermath.