Time Periods

6.5.7 WH 1, 2 Recognize major historical time periods (i.e., Early Civilizations, Classical Period, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and Renaissance).

Map Reading SPIs

6.3.1

G

Identify the basic components of a world map (i.e., compass rose, map key, scale, latitude and longitude lines, continents, and oceans).   

6.3.2

G

Identify basic geographic forms (i.e., rivers, lakes, bays, oceans, mountains, plateaus, deserts, plains, and coastal plains).

6.3.4

G

Identify geographic reasons for the location of population centers prior to 1500 (i.e., coastal plains, deserts, mountains, and river valleys).

6.3.5

G

Use a variety of maps to understand geographic and historical information (i.e., political maps, resource maps, product maps, physical maps, climate maps, and vegetation maps).

Culture SPIs

6.1.5

WH 1, 2

Identify differences between various cultural groups (i.e., European, Eurasian, Indian, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and Native American).

6.5.4 WH 1 Recognize the forms of early world writing (i.e. cuneiform and Egyptian/Native American Hieroglyphics).
6.5.3 WH 1, 2 Identify types of artifacts by pictorial representation (i.e., Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Chinese, Native American, Medieval, and Renaissance).

 

 

Day 1 - Olmec

  1. Brain Pop Native Americans http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/nativeamericans/
     

  2. Make a Timeline

Preclassic: (2000 BCE -  250 CE) The Olmecs were in power.

Classic: (250-900 CE) The rise of the Maya.

Postclassic: (900-1500 CE) The Toltecs and the Aztecs rule.

  1. Print map of North America for each student  http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/reference_maps/pdf/north_america.pdf
    http://www.learning-connections.co.uk/curric/cur_pri/aztecs/handson/hands_1.html

    Have students color areas on the map where Olmec, Maya, and Aztec lived.
    Use Explore the Mesoamerican World Timeline as a coloring guide. http://www.ballgame.org/sub_section.asp?section=1&sub_section=1
     

  2. Lecture

    • earliest known civilization in Americas was Olmec (AHL-mek)

    • developed in Middle America called Mesoamerica

    • farmers - grew beans, squash, and corn

    • depended on seasonal flooding to make rich soil

    • developed a calendar to keep track of seasonal events

    • religion based on forces of nature

    • jaguar important god

    • built temples in middle of city

    • large stone statues
       

  3. Discuss the Olmec using the graphic organizer
    Picture Version  ..\indians\blueprint\early_civilizations2.htm
    Word Version  ..\indians\blueprint\early_civilizations.htm
     
  4. Have student view the Olmec statutes

Day 2  - Maya

  1. United Streaming -
  1. Lecture
  2. Discuss the Maya using the graphic organizer
    Picture Version  ..\indians\blueprint\early_civilizations2.htm
    Word Version  ..\indians\blueprint\early_civilizations.htm

     
  3. Food - cocoa (Make hot chocolate or dip marshmallows into melted chocolate.)
     
  4. Craft Activities for the Maya http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/Sep04_maya.htm

Day 3 - Olmec, Maya, and Aztec

  1. United Streaming -
    • Ancient Americans:  The Mayas and Aztecs - Part 1 (15:23)
  2. Coloring page - Life in Ancient Mexico Coloring Book by John Green

Day 4 - Aztec

  1. Lecture
  2. Discuss the Aztec using the graphic organizer
    Picture Version  ..\indians\blueprint\early_civilizations2.htm
    Word Version  ..\indians\blueprint\early_civilizations.htm
     
  3. Snaith Primary School Website http://home.freeuk.com/elloughton13/aztecs.htm
     
  4. United Streaming -
  5. United Streaming Blackline Masters - ANCIENT AMERICANS: THE MAYAS AND AZTECS

Day 5 - Aztec

  1. United Streaming -
  2. Aztec Sun Craft Ideas