Early Settlement of North America

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Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi (detail), Library of Congress Geography and Map Division (call number: G3700 1718 .L5)

In this episode of 60-Second Civics, we discuss early European settlement of North America and explore Cahokia, a large and culturally important Native American settlement in what is today Southern Illinois.

60-Second Civics makes a great warmup activity for your social studies, American Government, or History classroom. It can also be used with the transcript and video for English Learners.

Suggested use:

  1. Play the episode for your class using either the audio file or the video.
  2. Hand out or project the Transcript (the first page of the pdf included with this lesson).
  3. Ask students to answer the quiz (the second page of the pdf included with this lesson).

The answer to today's quiz is B. Cahokia.

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