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The Aztecs - Mighty Warriors of Mexico
Upper elementary learners identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico. They locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map and place the Aztecs in the chronology of American history. After describing several aspects of Aztec culture, they tell the legend of the founding of the capital city of Tenochtitlan and describe the way the city looked at its peak.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 34 Views 116 Downloads
All About Nicknames: New Mexico quarter reverse
Most of the states in the union have a nickname. Using the New Mexico state quarter as an example, pupils try to figure out why particular states have particular nicknames. They think about all the reasons New Mexico might be called "Land of Enchantment.
K - 1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Mexico: Culture, Language, and History
Study the culture, language, and history of Mexico in this collection of lessons. Create maps of Mexico's geography, study Spanish language phrases, and create a fiesta, along with a Mexican Marketplace scene.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 42 Views 207 Downloads
Here are three interconnected lessons intended to build an understanding of life in Mexico prior to and after contact with Spain. Learners take a "trip" to Tenochtitlan through a series of images, read The Evil of Tezcatilipoca and The Return of Quetzalcoatl, then hear a lecture on the fall of the Aztec empire.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 22 Views 53 Downloads
Use this resource to explore the issue of immigration in the classroom. Learners read a story about a man from Mexico who immigrates to the United States. After reading El Guero by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, learners use structural clues, such as Latin and Greek roots, to answer questions about the story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 56 Downloads
It's All in the Pattern
Here is a fantastic, nine-page, multi-session lesson plan on the Zia Sun Symbol (found on the New Mexico state flag), and the seasons of the Earth. Everything you need to implement the lesson is here, and the many engaging activities are clearly explained.
2nd - 3rd Science 14 Views 87 Downloads
Lesson: Snake Handling
Are the studies of art and archeology connected? You bet they are! Young scholars research the ancient temples of Mexico by visiting an archaeology site. They describe the various temples they see, taking note of shapes, stairs, details, and ornamentation.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Carving Through History
Peek into the art and history of ancient Mexico by analyzing the artifact Stone Serpent Heads. Learners examine images of the piece, discuss its origin, history, and significance. They experience the carving process by creating similar pieces from clay or soap.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 46 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to create their own expressive sculpture.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 51 Views 91 Downloads
Los Estados de Mexico
Students investigate the country of Mexico and its geographical regions. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create the context for creating a clay model labeled with the geographical locations.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Air Pollution in Mexico City
A fantastic lesson on urban air pollution problems throughout the world is here for you. Learners understand that there are many factors involved in creating pollution, that there are many health effects brought on by air pollution, and that fixing the problem is not an easy task.
7th - 10th Science 32 Views 69 Downloads
At Wal-Mart in Mexico, a Bribe Inquiry
Kids can find out what was going on at the Wal-Mart de Mexico while increasing their ability to read lengthy and complicated articles. They read the article and then answer 10 who, what, when, where, and why questions.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Made In Mexico
Second graders engage in a literature study that highlights the making of guitars in Mexico. They strengthen reading comprehension skills by using the illustrations to help derive meaning from the text. The students discuss the economic principles mentioned in the book.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Geography of Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
Prior to class, individuals visit the Department of Energy website to examine the process of refining oil. After discussing what they learned, they find the Gulf of Mexico on a richly illustrated map that specifically indicates where offshore drilling has taken place.
5th - 9th Science 4 Views 6 Downloads
After listening to a series of stories about signs and symbols associated with the United States, pupils discuss the importance of the sun in Native American legends and as a representation of New Mexico. As part of this exploration, they also make a list of the sun's characteristics.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads