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A Maya Masterpiece
Students analyze the symbols presented in a Maya artifact. They create collages that depict a theme related to contemporary life in their community, and write brief analyses explaining the symbolism of the images they chose.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 50 Downloads
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Questions & Essay Topics
For this online interactive literature worksheet, learners respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may check some of their answers online.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 7 Views 15 Downloads
Lesson: Bringing Back the Sun: The Story of Jaguar Inspiring Student Stories
What on earth is that jar for? It was an ancient incense burner used by the Maya, that was inspired by the myth of the sun god. Young analysts hear the story of the Mayan sun god, analyze the story through the artistry in the jar, and then write a continuation of the ancient tale.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 25 Downloads
A Headdress of My Own
Learners view the works of Maya Stela and explore the animals used in the sculpture. In this lesson, students act as animals and explorers searching for animals. Learners recall details of the sculpture. Students role play being jungle explorers and search for the jaguar and quetzal bird as well as other animals.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
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 32 Views 416 Downloads
Making Connections: I Know Why Caged Birds Sing
Students discuss equality and fairness by reading a Maya Angelo poem. In this U.S. history lesson, students read the poem I Know Why Caged Birds Sing, and discuss how the era it was written in affected the words. Students identify the framework of poetry and categorize each line.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 100 Downloads
Students examine what daily life is like for children living in other countries around the world. They read different books in the "Maya's World" series of books by Maya Angelou, write and illustrate an original story about a child in another country, and create a clay figure of their main character.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 6 Views 9 Downloads
Using Poetry to End Name Calling
Students explore language arts by participating in poetry writing activities. In this conflict management lesson, students discuss the emotions that they feel when being teased and discussed. Students read a Maya Angelou poem titled "Still I Rise" and answer study questions about the content.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 81 Downloads
Phenomenal Lesson for the Phenomenal Woman
It's true: women are phenomenal. Use current works from Maya Angelou and Des'ree to spend some time celebrating women. This would be a great resource to use while studying the evolution of women's rights. As an extension activity, consider adding a written component.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
CONCEPTS IN NUMBER THEORY.
Students study the Maya culture and their achievements in mathematics, how bacteria grow exponentially, use rational numbers to convert back and forth between Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit, how some architectural designs are examples of logarithmic spirals, how complex numbers help express electrical concepts, etc.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students study the meaning of the term 'Jim Crow'. They examine how this term originated, when it was used, and how it served its purpose? They read two short biographies of Maya Angelou and James Comer discover that both authors had strong family support systems which was beneficial for survival.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
“And Still I Rise” Proud Black Women
Students examine the experiences of African American women. In this poetry instructional activity, students use their literary analysis skills to compare the poetry of Maya Angelou to rap music performed by Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 44 Downloads
Students research the earliest Americans. In this ancient civilizations lesson plan, students investigate the Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas. Students examine artifacts used in the cultures and then determine what the artifacts were used for and make replicas of them.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 17 Views 64 Downloads
Students read The Seven Resiliencies, a Maya Angelou poem, and complete writing activities to analyze the concept of resiliency. In this poetry lesson plan, students group in a circle to read the resiliency handout and discuss the text.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 10 Views 23 Downloads
The Power of Words: Lesson 13
Fifth graders explore language arts by reading poetry. In this vocabulary usage lesson, 5th graders read a quote from the famous poet Maya Angelou and reflect on the words with their classmates. Students complete a quiz after preparing a vocabulary presentation for their class.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Mystic Lands: Maya: Messages in Stone
Students explore an ancient Mayan city. In this world history lesson, students watch a video about the ancient Mayan civilization, discussing information prior to and after watching the video. Students then come to understand more about the Mayan culture by conducting both text and Internet-based research.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 30 Downloads