Talking Points - Chapter One New World Beginnings 1 Describe the scientific theories and timelines regarding the physical formation of the North

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Chapter One: New World Beginnings1.Describe the scientific theories and timelines regarding the physical formation of theNorth American continent. Include in your presentation a description of the basic geographic regions of North America.2. Discuss the theories and timeline that historians have developed to explain when and how humans populated the Western Hemisphere. Identify at least three theories that explain how and when humans arrived. What evidence supports each theory? What theory do you find most persuasive? Why?3. Describe the fundamental characteristics of Native American culture/cultures in the period preceding the arrival of Columbus. What factors appeared to drive the development(evolution) of Native American culture? What explains the significant cultural diversity

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