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Pre-Columbian Americas

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Title:

Pre-Columbian Americas

URL:

https://youtu.be/o2XjXFvruIM

Content Source:

Other
Khan Academy
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

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.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
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

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History to 1500
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze and compare pre-Columbian cultures in the Americas including the Olmecs, Mayas, Aztecs, Incas, and North American tribes.
Teacher Vocabulary:
pre-Columbian tribes (Olmec, Maya, Moche, Aztec, Inca, Anasazi, Iroquois) confederation conquistador mound builders Mississippian isthmus Montezuma
Knowledge:
Students know: Key cultural aspects of various pre-Columbian groups, including the Olmecs, Mayas, Aztecs, Incas, and North American tribes. Migration and trade patterns for pre-Columbian groups location of pre-Columbian groups and the influence of geography on individual cultures. The influence of religion and spiritual beliefs on pre-Columbian culture, architecture, and art.
Skills:
Students are able to: Understand textual evidence of primary and secondary sources. Locate places on a map. Describe how geography influenced culture. Understand map symbols and trace a series of events on a map. Describe the influence on art, architecture, language, and religion.
Understanding:
Students understand that: There were important developments in the pre-Columbian civilizations of the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Inca, Inuit, and North American tribes.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.14- Recognize the key aspects of at least one pre- Columbian culture, including Aztec, Incan, Mayan, Olmec, Inuit, Creek and North American tribes; locate Central and South America on a world map.


Tags: Aztec, Inca, Maya, Olmec, preColumbian culture
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Ginger Boyd