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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 12 Views 6 Downloads
Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?
First graders explore the work of conservationists and how they make sure animals and people are safe in their habitats. They identify the rules, laws, jobs, and people who help them feel safe and keep them healthy. Students explore who protects the rainforests through the use of literature.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
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
Aztec, Inca, Maya
Here are a series of lessons on the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations. This incredible, 15-lesson unit would be perfect for any fifth grade study on these important civilizations. Learners focus on the complex nature of the cultures, how their belief systems affected their actions, how the societies found and utilized their resources, and how geography impacted each society's day-to-day life.
5th Social Studies & History 52 Views 264 Downloads
The Marvels of Meso-America: Aztec, Inca, and Maya
A study of the Aztec, Inca, and Mayan cultures is par-for-the-course for most fifth grade classrooms. This set of lesson plans is worth looking into if you are a fifth grade teacher! In them, learners focus on the geography and culture of the Meso-American civilizations.
5th Social Studies & History 47 Views 207 Downloads
Ancient Maya: Knowledge Through Art
Students explore the Mayan culture, and our knowledge of it through art, architecture, and the heritage of modern Mayan people. In this art and culture lesson, students develop an understanding of Mayan daily life through a study of their art.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 23 Downloads
I know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Essay Questions
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions about Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 21 Views 52 Downloads
Mayan, Incan, and Aztec civilizations within Latin America
With a Classroom Performance System, 6th graders use their remote controls to answer a series of questions about Latin American civilizations. They research and fill out a worksheet on one of the three major ancient civilizations: Maya, Aztec, or Inca.
6th Technology & Engineering 15 Views 44 Downloads
Mystery of the Maya, part 3/4
How have linguists and archaeologists been able to decode the Mayan written language? We find that the Mayan numeric system was the first clue into Mayan language. Part three in this four-part series also touches upon Mayan astronomy and the linguists who were able to decode and read ancient Mayan glyphs.
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Upside of Isolated Civilizations
How was physical isolation an incredible opportunity for the ancient Egyptians, the Mayans of Mesoamerica, and the Medieval Japanese? Show your class three distinct civilizations that, while isolated from other nations, experienced great cultural success and achievement.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Mystery of the Maya, Part 1/4
Uncover the mystery of the Maya through a blend of recreated dramatizations, video footage, and explanatory narration. In part one of this four-part series we learn how the first scientific explorers discovered the ancient ruins deep in the South American jungle.
10 mins 6th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Reading Study Guide: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Meant for use with Maya Angelou's first autobiographical volume I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the materials here are designed for a homeschool setting, but they'd suit any classroom or text. Graphic organizers, chapter summary guides, vocabulary practice, response to literature ideas, writing prompts, a plot flow chart, character map, and reading schedules are provided.
8th - 11th Language Arts 25 Views 290 Downloads
Four Foot Feat Table Diagram
Are you starting a personal narrative unit in your middle school class? Use this activity to help your young writers brainstorm the significant people and events in their lives. The "Four Foot Feat" table diagram prompts them to assign one table leg to each set of their grandparents, each of their parents, and the tabletop to themselves.
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Change in Latin America, #2
The effects of changes in Latin American government is the topic of this writing exercise. Challenge your class to read and respond to three prompts where they describe the Sandinistas of Nicaragua, Latin American immigration into the US, and the Mothers of the Plaza de Maya.
9th - 11th Language Arts 4 Views 24 Downloads
The Earliest Native Americans
The ancient Native American culture groups is such a fascinating topic to teach. Provide learners with a basic understanding of the people and cultures that shaped the prehistoric Americas. Paleo-Indians, Missisipians, Clovis, Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Hohokam, Hopewell, and Anasazi are all covered in this helpful presentation.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
"Champion of the World"
“Champion of the World,” a chapter from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is the subject of a study guide that asks readers to consider the author’s purpose, the function of the chapter in the entire narrative, and Angelou’s use of hyperbole and irony in her descriptions.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Mystery of the Maya
Middle schoolers examine a piece of pottery and make conclusions about the culture. They demonstrate the skills used in digging at a dig site. They also make inferences about the responsibility archaeologists have when excavating a site.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads