ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Arts Education (6 - 8), or Social Studies (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: The Early Americas Civilizations PowerPoint
Description: This lesson is for cooperative learning groups. This lesson will take place in the classroom and the computer lab. Students will create PowerPoints on the early Americas civilizations of the Hohokam, Anasazi, Mississipians, Inuit, Iroquis, Pueblo, Navajo, Hopi, Olmec, Toltec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca. Students will compare these early Americas civilizations. Students will explain the government, culture and society of each of the above groups. Students will also create a codex on themselves using information learned from the Mayan codices.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - World History
Title: The Land and Lifestyle of the Inca
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students explore the geography of the Inca Empire and consider how geography affected the Inca way of life, from government to agriculture to transportation. Finally, students consider how geography affects their own way of life and discuss the reasons geography may not be as influential today as it was in ancient times.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8
Using Papel Picado to make the Alabama State Flag
Papel Picado is a Mexican Folk Art technique. Use this technique to create your own Alabama State Flag.