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World of Chaco (15:13)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:32 What sorts of buildings were constructed at Chaco Canyon and who built them?
  2. 03:06 What are kivas and what are outliers?
  3. 05:40 How many people lived in the Chaco Canyon region? Why did this number change?
  4. 08:14 According to Kurt Anschuetz, why is it wrong to think of Chaco as a center?
  5. 10:04 According to Kurt Anschuetz, why is it important that some Pueblo peoples today describe themselves as being “of Chaco”?
  6. 12:14 According to Brian Vallo, what sort of trade and long-distance connections did the people at Chaco Canyon have?