Name: _____________________________Date: ________________ Class: __________
Georgia Studies for Georgia Students
Chapter 8: Native Peoples and Explorers
Internet Activity
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For centuries, Native Americans lived in the land that would become
Georgia. In this lesson, you will learn more about the early people
who occupied Georgia and tour a virtual village.
Instructions: Use the links to complete each item.
Part I: Click the link in the first column under “Prehistoric Native Americans.” Then,
determine the time period that each of these native groups lived in Georgia. In the right-
hand column, record locations in Georgia where a park has been built as a monument to
these prehistoric people.
Prehistoric
Native Americans
Time Period
Evidence of occupation
in Georgia
Paleo Indians
Archaic Indians
Woodland Indians
Mississippian and Late
Prehistoric Indians
Name: _____________________________Date: ________________ Class: __________
Georgia Studies for Georgia Students
Chapter 8: Native Peoples and Explorers
Internet Activity
Page 2 of 2
© Clairmont Press
Part II: Complete the table using the links provided. For each period,
read about locations in Georgia where there is evidence of pre-
Columbian people. Some of the websites have videos. Watch a
few to gain a better understanding of these interesting places in our state. Look at the
pictures, too. Determine three important features of the time period in Georgia. Record
these on the table.
Prehistoric
Native Americans
Links
Three Important Features or
Characteristics
Archaic Period
Lost Worlds: Sapelo Shell Rings
New Georgia Encyclopedia:
Coastal Shell Rings
Woodland Period
Lost Worlds: Georgia’s Woodland
Indians
Rock Eagle
Kolomoki Mounds State Park
Mississippian Period
Lost Worlds: Mississippian
Mound Builders of Georgia
Ocmulgee National Monument
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic
Site
Finished Early?
Numerous Indian nations made their homes in Georgia; however the two largest tribes
in Georgia when Europeans arrived were the Creek and the Cherokee. Visit these links
to learn more about these tribes. On the Official Cherokee Nation website, be sure to
check out the Word List (Dikaneisdi). It provides an English word and the Cherokee
translation written and spoken in the Cherokee language.
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