One cool aspect of history is that we are presented with new pieces of evidence that may change or affect our perception of how events may have occurred. Recently, I found that archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians have been engaging in debate over how the ancestors of the Native Americans arrived in the Americas, which is a departure from the Bering Strait Theory. My plan, therefore, is to present various viewpoints, and embed a Formative closure activity, which is above. After becoming more familiar with various sides, students will draw the route they think these first Americans took and defend their reasoning.
I appreciate any feedback. Anyone have other good ideas for teaching this topic?