Chichen Itza Teacher Resources
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Wondering About the New Seven (Man-Made) Wonders of the World
Who determines the Seven Wonders of the World, and what criteria is used to evaluate these locations? Discover the efforts to promote cultural diversity and preserve man-made monuments during the world's first-ever global vote in 2007 to determine the New Seven Wonders of the World.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Sure the ancient Mayan civilization had an advanced calendar and mathematical system, but did you know that they also played a great team sport like basketball? Invite your learners to discover the great ballcourt at Chichen Itza and ballgame of the Mayans with this engaging set of worksheets.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient History Math Mystery
Through several organized and attractive worksheets, your learners will make a deduction about tally marks and hieroglyphics to determine what they represent in the ancient numeral system. This is a well-designed, interdisciplinary worksheet with cross-curricular connections between ancient history and math.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Be That As It Maya
Creative projects are a great way to engage your class and can be a fun way to assess mastery! Learners create brochures and postcards that might have been created by and for travelers to ancient Mayan cities. They read and discuss the New York Times article "In Maya Ruins, Scholars See Evidence of Urban Sprawl" and explore a website on Mayan sites.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Arts of the Americas
Machu Pichu, Chichen Itza, Mesa Verde Pueblo. Pyramids, temples, giant stone carvings, kivas. Murals, jewelry, pottery, katsina. The rich array of art and architecture from the Americas is featured in a 130-slide PowerPoint, designed for AP art history and humanities classes, but also appropriate for anyone interested in the history of art in the Americas.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Los Estados de Mexico
Students investigate the country of Mexico and its geographical regions. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create the context for creating a clay model labeled with the geographical locations.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Come On Over To Maya Place
Fifth graders analyze the Mayan culture. In this Mayan culture lesson, 5th graders study the Mayan culture noting similarities and differences between the Mayan culture and their own. Students examine hieroglyphic writing and the Mayan influence on astronomy.
5th Social Studies & History
The New Seven Wonders2
Students read and discuss the vocabulary related to a news article about the new version of the Seven Wonders of the world. They read the article, define key vocabulary terms, identify relative clauses from the article, and complete comprehension worksheets.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Reading: The Mayans 1
For this reading comprehension with glossary worksheet, students read a passage about the Mayan civilization and the accompanying glossary and illustrations, and then identify true statements from the reading and by inference. Students answer 15 true or false statements.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
The Mystery of Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations
Students complete a WebQuest in which they determine the meaning and symbolism behind Ancient Mesoamerican writing, Glyphs. They investigate the Mayan Calendar system and identify relief carvings found on Mayan temples. They present their favorite glyphs while working in pairs and carve glyph examples in sandstone.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
1986 Capsule: Hispanic Influence in the New World
Students research the conditions in Spain during the 15th and 16th centuries. In groups, they write a paper on the information they gathered during their research and why the situation is unique to Spain. As a class, they discuss the role of religion and the king and queen to aid in the situation.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History