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Remember Me Fondly
Students will learn how two cultures express ideas of remembrance and honor ancestors by investigating Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, and America's Memorial Day, as well as the Vietnam Memorial. They will learn about the artist Maya Lin and her design of the Vietnam Memorial.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Let's Go Maya!
Students make an ancient Maya travel guide. In this ancient Maya lesson, students use knowledge from previous lessons to design a travel guide. They include important information for a traveler who wants to visit an ancient Maya city. They describe how to get around, include pictures, and let the traveler know about art and architecture they might encounter.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Mayan Farming Practices
The introduction of this activity requires reading a from The Maya by Jaqueline Dembar Greene. Learners sketch a Mayan during the reading. Teaching strategies include direct instruction, grouping the students for discussions, reasearch, and a culminating activity requiring groups to create a terrarium in which to plant seeds representing Mayan foods.
4th - 9th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Poetry Archive
Young scholars investigate the power of title and poetry in a Langston Hughes' poem. In this poetry analysis lesson, students discuss the poem 'I, Too' for its title and content. Young scholars use the variation in English Words and Phrases website to analyze the poem.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
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
Come On Over To Maya Place
Fifth graders analyze the Mayan culture. In this Mayan culture instructional activity, 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 23 Views 133 Downloads
El Misterio del los Mayas (The Mystery of the Mayas)
Learners, working in groups, research different aspects of the Mayan society of the classical period. They study the rise and fall of the civilization and present the information in multimedia presentations.
9th - 12th Languages 5 Views 24 Downloads
Appreciating Diversity: A Multicultural Lesson Based on the Traditional Clothing of the Maya
Students compare the traditional Mayan clothing to their everyday clothing. In this multicultural appreciation lesson, students look at images of traditional Mayan clothing and discuss its importance.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 4 Views 22 Downloads
Mystery of the Maya
Students research the Mayan civilization and complete an artifact dig. In this archeology instructional activity, students watch an IMAX video about the Mayan civilization. Students discuss archaeology related vocabulary and then work in teams to complete an artifact excavation.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 22 Downloads
Maya Kings and Cities
In this Maya worksheet, students fill out a web diagram about the rise and fall of Maya civilization, write a short answer with support about the disappearance of the Maya city-states, and write about how key people and terms relate to Maya civilization.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 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
Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?
First graders carry out a variety of interesting comparisons between the two environments: their neighborhoods and the Marine corridor. They create a column graph that compares the threats to the safety of humans and animals within both environments.
1st Science 3 Views 0 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
Mayan Drinking Vessels
Students explore the characteristics of a Mayan vase. In this visual arts lesson, 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 3 Views 28 Downloads
Bulletin Board Congruence
Are these triangles congruent? How do you know? These are the fundamental questions being addressed in this resource. Young geometers explore what information needs to be given to create and show congruent triangles for displaying on a school bulletin board.
9th - 11th Math 10 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed