3 North Carolina's first peoples
This part focuses on aspects of Native American lifeways during the time from 12,000 years ago until European contact, and it contains four substantive essays. The essays themselves are teacher-oriented, but they are also accompanied by “Quick studies,” which summarize key points about each cultural period and can be distributed as study aids for students. Use them to foster discussion about how lifeways differed across time, or how they compare to the way we live now. Each essay links to activities in Chapter 4.