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.
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Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project
What better way to celebrate eclipses than across cultures? Explore myths of solar and lunar eclipses from ancient cultures like the Chinese, Ancient Greek, Mesoamerican, Incan, Egyptian, Ancient Babylonian, and Middle Eastern. Learners...
1st - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Conquering Ancient Civilizations in a Four Blocks Classroom
First graders examine the effects of the Spanish culture on the Aztec and Inca cultures. They research the journeys of Cortes and Pizarro, retell historical events of the Aztec and Inca cultures, label maps, and create a codice and helmet.
1st Social Studies & History
Title: I Am a Researcher, "I"nca, "A"ztec, "M"aya
Fifth graders get together with first graders in this collaborative series of lessons on Meso-American civilizations. In them, learners utilize a variety of reference resources and presentation tools. The highlight of the lessons is the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History
What Kind of Vessel Are You?
This is a strange question; but what kind of vessel would you be and why? After examining images of a large Inca jug, the class sets to writing a creative narrative that answers that very interesting question. They start by researching...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts