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Ancient Maya 101 | National Geographic

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Title:

Ancient Maya 101 | National Geographic

URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6eBJjdca14

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Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

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.

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.


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Author: Ginger Boyd