SCIENCE Until recently, it was widely thought that the first humans arrived in North America via a land bridge between what is now Russia and Alaska. Now, anthropologists think America’s earliest humans didn’t arrive by land at all. (Science) Why did humans migrate to the Americas? Use our activity to explore ancient push-pull factors. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in … Continue reading Did the First Americans Take a Ride on the Kelp Highway?
SCIENCE One of the most famous ships lost in the 19th century has been located in the Canadian Arctic, prompting Prime Minister Stephen Harper to declare that “one of Canada’s greatest mysteries” has been solved. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to find your own shipwreck! Discussion Ideas The “lost ships” of the Franklin expedition were called the H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror. What does … Continue reading Shipwreck Solves ‘One of Canada’s Greatest Mysteries’
SCIENCE More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was wrecked in the Caribbean, archaeologists think they may have discovered the vessel’s long-lost remains—lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. It’s likely to be one of the world’s most important underwater archaeological discoveries. (The Independent) Use our resources to learn more about shipwrecks and underwater archaeology. … Continue reading Columbus’ Lost Ship May Have Been Found
SCIENCE Deep below the surface of Lake Huron, scuba-diving researchers have found an elaborate network of hunting blinds and animal-herding structures dating back roughly 9,000 years. (USA Today) Can you find the sunken treasure? Discussion Ideas The USA Today article reports that 9,000 years ago, water levels in Lake Huron were about 76 meters (250 feet) lower than they are today. The shallower lake exposed … Continue reading Ancient Hunting Camp Found Beneath Lake Huron