Ch 11: Glencoe World History Chapter 11: The Americas

About This Chapter

The Americas chapter of this Glencoe World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with early people and events in the Americas. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Americas textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe World History The Americas chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the early people of the Americas topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Indians of North America before the Europeans arrived
  • Native American history
  • Mesoamerican civilizations
  • The Incas in South America

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4 Lessons in Chapter 11: Glencoe World History Chapter 11: The Americas
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Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans

1. Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans

Watch this video for an overview of the cultural groups of Native Americans as they lived at the time of first contact with Europeans. Some of these groupings, like the tribes of the plains, changed so much due to the addition of European influences, such as horses, that there is only conjecture as to how exactly they lived before European contact.

Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas

2. Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas

Because the first humans and civilizations got their start in Africa and the Middle East, historians and anthropologists have had to figure out how Native Americans got to the Americas. In this lesson we look at the three prevailing theories of the earliest migration to the New World.

Mesoamerican Civilizations: The Olmecs to Cortes

3. Mesoamerican Civilizations: The Olmecs to Cortes

This lesson focuses on the early cultures of Mesoamerica. The Olmec, Maya, and Aztecs developed great civilizations in Mesoamerica over millennia. Then, after all of this development and the building of a great empire, the Aztec were quickly defeated by Hernando Cortes.

The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America

4. The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America

The Incan Empire was an amazing empire of the early Americas. Their accomplishments rival those of many other great empires, but they were defeated by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in only a few years.

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