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Maya Angelou's "Four Foot Feat" Prose Essay
Practice poetic devices and annotation with this worksheet, which includes Maya Angelou's "Four Foot Feat" on the left side. The right column is for comments or questions that your students might have. The activity is open for you to decide how to use it, as it would work for poetry analysis, a poetry writing activity, or to start a prose essay.
7th - 10th Language Arts 4 Views 40 Downloads
Lesson: Struggle and Transformation: Jaguar & Adolescence
To break down complex themes, discuss a sense of self, and learn a bit about Mayan culture, learners start through art analysis. They analyze a Mayan incense burner, discuss themes, and then write a short story that includes themes from discussion.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 19 Downloads
Lesson: The Gift of Giving
Giving gifts has been a part of the human experience since modern man walked the earth. Upper graders explore the culture of gift giving in Mayan times through an artistic analysis. They analyze gift giving and palace life as seen on an ancient vase.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas: 600-1500
Provide an overview of the religion, life ways, wealth, decline, and economy of several early civilizations. culture groups covered are the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, Maya, Anasazi, Mississippian, Chokia, Moche, and Inca. The only thing this presentation is missing is images.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 30 Views 85 Downloads
Mystery of the Maya, Part 4/4
Part four concludes this wonderful series on the scientific, linguistic, and archaeological evidence used throughout world history to uncover the mysteries of the Mayan people. In this episode we find the tomb of a king and his remains. We get to glance into the ideology of the Maya that incorporates, the earth, the sky, and the supernatural world.
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Interpreting Meaning in Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”
Launch a study of Maya Angelou's "I know Why the Caged Bird Sings" with the Youtube video of Alicia Keys singing her "Caged Bird." Groups then read Angelou's poem and discuss the symbols employed. Although the text of the poem is not included, it is easily accessed online.
7th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 4 Downloads
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Questions & Essay Topics
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students 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 8 Views 15 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 26 Views 101 Downloads
Using Poetry to End Name Calling
Students explore language arts by participating in poetry writing activities. In this conflict management lesson plan, 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 30 Views 87 Downloads
The Effects of Slavery
The emotional and spiritual oppression of slavery in the African-American experience is the focus of this activity. Middle schoolers analyze various texts by Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou related to freedom and oppression. They use textual evidence to write about slavery, oppression, compassion, and nonviolence.
7th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 355 Downloads
Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou
Examine poetic structure and literary devices in this poetry activity, which uses "Woman Work." The first two pages provide the full text of the poem, which middle schoolers can annotate and highlight. They go on to complete a graphic organizer, in which they paraphrase the poem, and finish several literary analysis questions.
7th - 9th Language Arts 16 Views 189 Downloads
Engineering an Empire - The Maya, 5/5
Concluding the five-part series on the Mayan Empire we discover the disease and Conquistadors that lead to the demise of the Mayan people. While this does touch upon the devastation that all but destroyed the Mayan civilization, the over dramatic narration and music detracts from the clips' overall educational value.
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Mystic Lands: Maya: Messages in Stone
High schoolers explore an ancient Mayan city. For this world history lesson, students watch a video about the ancient Mayan civilization, discussing information prior to and after watching the video. High schoolers 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