Does Where You Live Matter?

Does Where You Live Matter?

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Compelling Question- How does where you live matter?

World Topographic Map  (from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
Supporting Question 1-What physical features make New York State’s geography diverse?
  • Source A: Image bank: Photographs of physical features
Supporting Question 2-Where in New York State did early Native Americans settle and how did physical features affect their settlements?
  • Source A: Haudenosaunee and Algonquins settlement map
  • Source B: Topographic map of New York State

     Additional Resources

      Anton Treuer, Karenne Wood, William W. Fitzhugh, et al., Indian Nations of North America. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2010.

     Eric W. Sanderson, Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2009. (See pages 8, 18, 37–38).


Supporting Question 3-How did the early Native Americans in New York State interact with their physical environment to meet their needs?

     Haudenosaunee Clothing (
     Haudenosaunee Food and Hunting (Haudenosaunee Confederacy)

     Algonquin Culture (The Center for Algonquin Culture)

     Lenape Culture (LenapeLifeways.or)

     Additional Resources

Information about Haudenosaunee food and hunting

     Information about Algonquian culture

     Information about Lenape culture