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 80 Views 75 Downloads 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 21 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lost Temples: Mayan Pyramids
Introduce your class to the amazing temple at Chichen Itza. Mayan culture, technology, and architecture are briefly described in this three-minute video. A great way to get your 4th-7th graders ready for an exciting unit.
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 119 Views 87 Downloads 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 39 Views 429 Downloads
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 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 3 Views 3 Downloads
Come On Over To Maya Place
Fifth graders analyze the Mayan culture. In this Mayan culture instructional activity, 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 24 Views 135 Downloads
Mesoamerican Carving Project
Third graders are introduced to the use of glyphs and relief carving by Mesoamerican cultures. They complete worksheets, view PowerPoint presentations, participate in a Webquest and create an original glyph carving in sandstone.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
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 11 Views 50 Downloads
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 5 Views 37 Downloads
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 Language Arts 41 Views 439 Downloads
The Mesoamerican Mystique
Young scholars gain a better understanding of the cultural diversity in the northern region of Central America. They engage in a lesson which focuses on research, archaeology, historical videos, and travel highlights.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
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 4 Views 23 Downloads