Lesson 1: Agriculture/Food (CULTURE EXAMPLE #1)
I chose agriculture/food because...
Agriculture/food is important to the culture of Mesoamerica because... Oh, and speaking of food, Mexican cuisine still borrows many of its flavors and ingredients from the agricultural legacy of Mesoamerica! Maize is the single most important Mesoamerican crop, but it wasn’t the only agricultural product of the region! Here are some other popular foods that first appeared in Mesoamerica...
https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/worldhistory/mesoamerica/ - 1999-2014 BrainPOP. BrainPOP content is carefully mapped to the Common Core and aligned to academic standards. Resources include movies, quizzes,and games for various subjects such as social studies.
http://dkfindout.com/us/history/mayans/what-did-maya-aztecs-and-inca-eat - DK Find Out! is a fun website that allows you to see, learn, and explore almost everything.
Lesson 2: The Maya / Entertainment (CULTURE EXAMPLE #2)
I chose entertainment in Guatemala because...
Entertainment in Guatemala is important to the culture of Mesoamerica because... Just how seriously did the Maya take their stargazing? Let’s put it this way: they staked the lives of their warriors on their observations! If you have a copy of the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (the original 1977 Star Wars film), check out the rebel base (pictured) at the end of the movie! Look familiar? It was filmed at the ruins of the Maya city of Tikal! Was this director George Lucas’s way of acknowledging the origin of his movie’s title? The Olmec and the Maya developed complex civilizations that were similar in many ways....
https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/worldhistory/mayacivilization/ - 1999-2016 BrainPOP. BrainPOP content is carefully mapped to the Common Core and aligned to academic standards. Resources include movies, quizzes,and games for various subjects such as social studies.
http://digthemaya.org - Dig! The Maya Project is a fun website that focuses on Mayan art and culture. You become an archaeologist digging for Mayan artifacts!
Lesson 3: The Aztec Codices (CULTURE EXAMPLE #3)
I chose the Aztec codices because...
Aztec codices were important to the culture of Mesoamerica because... Much of what we know about the Aztec civilization comes directly from the Aztecs themselves, in the form of the Aztec codices. A codex is basically a hand-written document made up of separate pages bound together with a cover. It was invented by the Romans and eventually replaced the scroll, which was the first form of lengthy document used in just about every ancient culture, from Europe to the Middle East to Asia. Put another way, the codex is the ancestor of the modern printed book!The Aztecs built a great empire in Mesoamerica...
https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/worldhistory/azteccivilization/ - 1999-2016 BrainPOP. BrainPOP content is carefully mapped to the Common Core and aligned to academic standards. Resources include movies, quizzes,and games for various subjects such as social studies.
Aztec, Inca, & Maya (DK Eyewitness Books). Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2000. - An informative guide to the rise and fall of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Aztecs, Incas, and Maya, who built vast empires and left behind a legacy of mystery and wonder.
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RESOURCE / LINKS DIRECTIONS:
- Page contains an accurate, well-written, DETAILED summary of a Mesoamerican topic of your choice using multiple sentences (K+L); DO NOT TYPE YOUR QUESTIONS! ...just the answers you discovered during your research.
- EXPLAINS why you chose the topic.
- EXPLAINS why the topic is important to the culture of Mesoamerica; its significance.
- Includes a picture with a caption that represents your chosen topic.
RESOURCE / LINKS DIRECTIONS:
- Accurately identify textbook resource (see your packet or this website for this specific example).
- Accurately identify 2 additional resources and/or websites that pertain to the content of the chapter (Mesoamerica).
- Include a brief description of the resource or link for each one.