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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Fun Trivia Quiz
This Fun Trivia interactive, online quiz may be engaging for readers who want to self-assess their basic understanding of Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; however, I do not recommend it as a class assignment given the lack of authority required for making these web-based tests.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Maya, Inca, and Aztec Ancient Civilizations
First graders explore the location of the Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations. They role-play what it was like to live like these civilizations did and develop an appreciation and tolerance for other cultures.
1st Social Studies & History 9 Views 66 Downloads
The Language of Literature: Voices of Experience - Speaking Out
Students examine the life and works of Maya Angelou. In this langauge arts instructional activity, students take notes on the life of Maya Angelou and discuss the importance of her meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. They read and analyze the symbolism in the Caged Bird.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Silly Stories
If you or pupils are in a silly mood, use this lesson plan! It is based on three "silly" Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Dragon Gets By," "Julius," and "Mrs. Brown Went to Town"), which range from pet pigs to animals raiding the pantry. It is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, with three different sets of vocabulary and sentence frames for practicing skills.
2nd English Language Development 16 Views 56 Downloads
An Inspiring Scene
In Guatemala, around AD 600-900, a vase was created. This vase is the inspiration for a lesson that incorporates expressive language skills, writing skills, and social studies. Children analyze the images on the vase and then choose one of three different activities that require them to write to persuade an audience.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads
More than a Cup
Learners explore the Mayan Vase. This lesson plan has kindergarteners describe the vase, explain what it is used for and create their own drinking cup. They begin to understand how people lived hundreds of years ago as well as how experiences influence how we live and the things we do.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
What a Gift!
What is considered a valuable gift? As the class will come to find out, what is considered a gift varies by time and location. After viewing images of a Mayan pot that depicts men giving cacao to the gods, learners research three different time periods.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads
Dream in Color
Try out a packet of poetry materials to kick-start a poetry unit. Made up of poetry written by black poets, this resource provides three themed sections (family and friends, sports, and dreams) that can be used however you see fit. Each section includes a main poem, background information about the topic and poem, discussion questions, activities, and additional poems that relate to the theme of the section.
6th - 9th Language Arts 20 Views 19 Downloads
Introduce the first team sport to your Spanish class. You'll need to spend a day or two with computers in order to complete the WebQuest. Class members take a tour of Mesoamerica and everything related to the game with the interactive, created by the Mint Museum of Art.
6th - 12th Languages 10 Views 10 Downloads
Clay Wipe Away: Ceramics
Discuss Pre-Colombian South American art with your class, then get out the clay and create some. Pupils practice using the wipe-away technique to create a ceramic tile similar to those made by the Maya. Great web links and a comprehensive materials list make this a great lesson for any art class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Shakespeare Was A Black Woman
"I all alone beweep my outcast state." After a discussion of the "Shakespeare in American Life" segment in which Maya Angelou's relates her reaction to Sonnet 29, class groups create and perform a scene about an outcast that includes the first four lines from the sonnet.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Connections Between Texts-Maya Lin and Jane Jacobs
Students discuss New York City architectural developments. In this architectural history lesson, students create Reader's Theater scripts based on imaginary conversations between two women who contributed to New York City's architecture. They view videos about the experiences and contributions of both women, and make comparisons between the two.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Come On Over To Maya Place
Fifth graders analyze the Mayan culture. In this Mayan culture lesson, 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
Fifth graders investigate the Maya's as mathematicians. In this Mayan math lessons, 5th graders work with the ancient Mayan numbering system by comparing it to the American Number System. They tell the differences and similarities between the two systems after watching a PowerPoint presentation.
5th Math 15 Views 59 Downloads