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Mayan Drinking Vessels
Students explore the characteristics of a Mayan vase. In this visual arts activity, students view the Mayan art piece "Vase with a Palace Serene," and create their own drinking vessels. Students use various art supplies to create a celebratory scene on a drinking cup.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Arkansas Poetry Collection
Introduce your class to poetry from Arkansas. This lesson connects geography, history, and literature. Learners examine various works of poetry by Arkansan poets, noticing the influences of location and feeling on the poetry. Teachers can choose from a variety of evaluation and extension ideas that are listed in the plan.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Dou
Ninth graders explore the concept that education is related to freedom. In this human rights lesson plan, 9th graders read The Narrative of Frederick Douglass. Students dialogue about their readings and education as it relates to human rights.
9th English Language Arts
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
CONCEPTS IN NUMBER THEORY.
Learners 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
Students research the earliest Americans. For this ancient civilizations lesson, 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
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 English Language Arts
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 English Language Arts
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