Worksheet 4: Debating History
You have been asked to enter the debate raging among historians regarding Native Americans and their relationship with the environment. Using only the 5 eyewitness accounts from the preceding page your assignment is to prove the following statement:
The Prehistoric people living in North America purposely altered their physical surroundings to better suit their needs.
Each of the eyewitness accounts includes one or several pieces of evidence that will help you prove the above declaration. As a group re-read the eyewitness accounts and then decide how each statement might help your case. Record your conclusions on the chart below.
(* Although it may not be obvious this account can help your case.)