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1 Early Communities in America Mrs. Tweedie September 2006

2 What does ancient mean? Ancient means having to do with times long ago.

3 What is culture? Culture is the way of life of a group of people.

4 What is a desert? A desert is a hot, dry area.

5 What is technology? Technology is the use of skills, ideas, and tools to meet peoples needs.

6 What is a canyon? A canyon is a deep valley with very high, steep sides.

7 What is a mesa? A mesa is a landform that looks like a high, flat table.

8 What was Mesa Verde? Mesa Verde was one of the largest Anasazi communities. At Mesa Verde the Anasazi built their homes right on the cliffs.

9 What are cliffs? A cliff is the steep face of a rock.

10 What is a scale? A scale helps to measure the real distance between places. It shows that a certain distance on the map stands for a certain distance on Earth.

11 Who was Christopher Columbus? More than 500 years ago (1492) Christopher Columbus sailed from Europe to the Americas.

12 What is a colony? A colony is a place that is ruled by another country.

13 What is Jamestown? In 1607 English settlers sailed to an area that is now the state of Virginia. They set up the first colony called Jamestown.

14 What is a bay? A bay is a part of the ocean that is partly enclosed by the coast.

15 What are colonists? A colonist is someone who lives in a colony.

16 Who was John Smith? John Smith was the leader of Jamestown. He made a new rule, saying, He that will not work, shall not eat.

17 Who was Powhatan? Powhatan was the powerful Indian chief. Powhatan and his people showed the colonist how to hunt, fish, and plant crops.

18 Who was John Rolfe? In 1612 John Rolfe started growing a new kind of tobacco in Jamestown which sold in England for a great deal of money. He married Pocahontas in 1614.

19 Who was Pocahontas? Pocahontas was the daughter of the powerful Chief Powhatan. She married John Rolfe in Their marriage led to a long period of peace between the colonists and the Native Americans.

20 What was slavery? Slavery is the practice of one person owning another by law.

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