Eighth graders are introduced to the characteristics of the Mayan civilization. While viewing a film, they practice their note taking skills by writing down what they believe are important facts. They discuss their notes at the end of the class.
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Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Pre-Columbian Civilizations in the Americas
Before you begin a unit on Christopher Columbus and the European explorers, take your class through the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Civilizations in this vivid and interesting presentation. With photographs of golden artifacts and ancient...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Engineering an Empire - The Maya, 5/5
Concluding the five-part series on the Mayan Empire we discover the disease and Conquistadors that lead to the demise of the Mayan people. While this does touch upon the devastation that all but destroyed the Mayan civilization, the over...
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History