ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 14 :
14 ) Describe key aspects of pre-Columbian cultures in the Americas including the Olmecs, Mayas, Aztecs, Incas, and North American tribes.

Examples: pyramids, wars among pre-Columbian people, religious rituals, irrigation, Iroquois Confederacy

•  Locating on a map sites of pre-Columbian cultures
Examples: Maya, Inca, Inuit, Creek, Cherokee

Subject: Social Studies (8)
Title: Ancient Maya 101 | National Geographic
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6eBJjdca14
Description:

With their impressive city structures and advanced astronomical understanding, the Maya civilization once dominated Mesoamerica. Learn about the Maya's influence in mathematics, how their cosmic calendars advised agricultural matters, and how the legacy of this ancient civilization endures through Maya people today.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 14 :
14 ) Describe key aspects of pre-Columbian cultures in the Americas including the Olmecs, Mayas, Aztecs, Incas, and North American tribes.

Examples: pyramids, wars among pre-Columbian people, religious rituals, irrigation, Iroquois Confederacy

•  Locating on a map sites of pre-Columbian cultures
Examples: Maya, Inca, Inuit, Creek, Cherokee

Subject: Social Studies (8)
Title: Native American Empires at the Time of European Contact
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZNXWsMDqaA
Description:

The narrator describes the Native American civilizations that were present before the Spanish arrived. Incas and Aztecs are the major Native American empire cultures that are discussed in the video.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 14 :
14 ) Describe key aspects of pre-Columbian cultures in the Americas including the Olmecs, Mayas, Aztecs, Incas, and North American tribes.

Examples: pyramids, wars among pre-Columbian people, religious rituals, irrigation, Iroquois Confederacy

•  Locating on a map sites of pre-Columbian cultures
Examples: Maya, Inca, Inuit, Creek, Cherokee

Subject: Social Studies (8)
Title: Pre-Columbian Americas
URL: https://youtu.be/o2XjXFvruIM
Description:

This video from Khan Academy gives an overview of pre-Columbian cultures including the Incas, Aztecs, Olmecs, and Mayas. The video can be used to introduce a lesson on these cultures.  It is 7 minutes and 41 seconds in length.



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