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CHAPTER 9 Section 1:The Earliest Americans Section 2:Cultures of North America Section 3:Mesoamerica and Andean South America The Americas.

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1 CHAPTER 9 Section 1:The Earliest Americans Section 2:Cultures of North America Section 3:Mesoamerica and Andean South America The Americas

2 SECTION 1 Question: How did communities that were primarily hunters differ from those that were primarily farmers? The Earliest Americans

3 SECTION 1 The Earliest Americans Hunting Farming nomadic groups on the move settled towns CommunitiesFood Sources constantly changing stable and reliable

4 SECTION 2 Question: How did geography or climate influence peoples’ way of life? Cultures of North America

5 SECTION 2 Cultures of North America Region Way of Life seacoast deserthigh plainsforest region fishing irrigated farming hunting buffalohunting, fishing, farming

6 Israel and the Occupied Territories SECTION 3 Question: What are some important characteristics or achievements of the Olmec, Maya, and Toltec peoples? Mesoamerica and Andean South America

7 SECTION 3 Mesoamerica and Andean South America OlmecMayaToltec worshiped part-jaguar goddeveloped calendarworshiped Quetzalcoatl carved giant stone heads studied astronomy introduced metalworking writing system with “glyphs” capital of Tula

8 Chapter Wrap-Up 1.How did climate changes allow for migration into the Western Hemisphere? 2.What ideas in astronomy, mathematics, and architectural engineering developed in Mesoamerica and Peru? 3.Why did the Aztec face revolts from the people they had conquered? 1.How did climate changes allow for migration into the Western Hemisphere? 2.What ideas in astronomy, mathematics, and architectural engineering developed in Mesoamerica and Peru? 3.Why did the Aztec face revolts from the people they had conquered? CHAPTER 9


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