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Year 6  Mayan city-building  game  and teaching notes

Year 6 Mayan city-building game and teaching notes

This is an exciting city-building game set at the height of Mayan civilisation in which children strive to build the most extravagant temple through expanding their cities. This game will give children a hands-on experience of how settlements develop, especially the interdependence that is present in large human settlements. It provides children with human geography objectives as well as providing a great basis for some non-fiction writing afterwards (ideas, templates and activities are provided). This pack includes game rules, game tokens, ideas for non-fiction writing, templates for non-fiction writing.

By jetc

PBL- Pearson's Reading Street's Unit Project "BoomTown"

PBL- Pearson's Reading Street's Unit Project "BoomTown"

Students will be able to: 1. Identify the characteristics of a boom town 2. Describe a boom town 3. Interconnect a boom town to a growing economy 4. List businesses connected to boom towns ELL: Ell's will be able to discern the traits of boom towns and identify jobs related to boom towns. Also, the definition to typically hard words will be explained to them: cooper, miller, blacksmith, tanner. History: Connections between old jobs and last names.

By herappleness

Maya Civilization Crossword Puzzle

Maya Civilization Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle on the Maya Civilization is a fun vocabulary review for students and contains the following: 1. Blank Version without word bank 2. Blank Version with word bank 3. Answer Key Vocabulary Words: ♦ Codex ♦ El Castillo ♦ Glyphs ♦ Itzamna ♦ Kukulkan ♦ Kul ahau ♦ Pacal the Great ♦ Pedro de Alvarado ♦ Stelae

By ScienceSpot

Inca Empire Crossword Puzzle

Inca Empire Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle on the Inca Empire is a fun vocabulary review for students and contains the following: 1. Blank Version without word bank 2. Blank Version with word bank 3. Answer Key Vocabulary Words: ♦ Atahualpa ♦ Coricancha ♦ Francisco Pizarro ♦ Inti ♦ Machu Picchu ♦ Manco Capac ♦ Pachacuti ♦ Sapa Inca ♦ Tokapu ♦ Villac Umu ♦ Viracocha

By ScienceSpot

U.S. History: The Original Americans ~ A Power-point & Map Activity~

U.S. History: The Original Americans ~ A Power-point & Map Activity~

This full color ,with pictures, 30 slide power-point is a great intro to the 13 Original colonies. I use this to remind students of how people first populated North America and make the connection to the 13 British colonies in America. Students will briefly review topics like: Beringia, the Vikings exploration, Silk Road problems leading to exploration,Columbus, the European race to the New World and the Triangular Trade system. After this lecture your students will remember the events that precipitated the British Colonies/Founding of the USA. This lesson also includes a map activity and all student handouts.

By learningisapassion

Columbus' Exploration of the New World: A Document Based Activity

Columbus' Exploration of the New World: A Document Based Activity

This 15 page activity includes everything you need to have your students examine the "Journal of the first voyage of Columbus". Your students will walk around the classroom (Gallery Walk) to examine short excerpts of Columbus' journal. They will then "graffiti" the excerpts around the room following specific guidelines (direction slide included). Students will then complete a graphic organizer that requires students to cite evidence about how Columbus: described the New World/Native culture, and the motivations for/results of exploration. Creative EXIT CARD activity included! Great introduction to a United States History course on the "Birth of America" or to use in a World History unit on Exploration. COMMON CORE ACTIVITY ***Step-by-step teacher directions included***

By learningisapassion

Mayan Life: ~ A Primary Source Jigsaw Activity ~

Mayan Life: ~ A Primary Source Jigsaw Activity ~

In this 11 page packet, your students have everything they need to complete a Primary Source Jigsaw Activity about Mayan Life using excerpts from the recollections of Diego de Landa, a Spanish priest living among the Maya in 1562. Aspects of Mayan life addressed are: Land of the Maya, Agriculture, Fashion, Social Structure, Food, Entertainment, Religion and Mayan reaction to Spanish arrival. Your students will: 1) Work in groups to read a 1 page primary source reading about a particular aspect of Mayan life. 2) In their groups they will answer their assigned discussion questions and record their answers on a graphic organizer. 3) Move to different groups where 1 person from each Reading Group will be present to “teach” the rest of their group about their topic. 4) Complete an Exit Card Activity so that their learning can be individually assessed. **All Materials are included. Teacher Step- by- Step Directions are included.

By learningisapassion

What is Slavery?

What is Slavery?

An introduction to slavery lesson. Looks at modern day slavery before moving on to look at the origins of Transatlantic Slavery.

By MrHolmes8

Early Native American Homes

Early Native American Homes

Learn about Native American Indian homes with an informational book on how Native Americans used local resources to create homes right for their diverse environments. Introduced are the following American Indian homes: wigwam, longhouse, wattle-and-daub, chickee, birch bark homes, tipis, adobe homes, plank houses, igloos. It mentions the following groups: Iroquois, Cherokee, Creek and Seminole, Cheyenne and Sioux, Pueblo, Inuit. This 16-page full color book is provided in two forms (ebook and booklet). The ebook format has the pages in order, ideal for reading on an ereader or electronic device. The booklet format lets you print the pages double sided to create your own 5x7 inch booklet. I've also included worksheets to extend the learning beyond reading the booklet. The 6 extension worksheets including the following: •Comprehension multiple choice quiz (3 questions) •Compare/contrast Venn diagram •Chart to gather information •Research project: KWL chart and books list •Glue the home on the map This ebook/booklet is ideal for the second grade, although it of course could be extended into first or third grades depending on the students! For the youngest readers, see My Book of Native American Homes. This product is a zip file containing three pdf files. Native American Clip Art is from Neto's Clip Art. Remember, this product is for one teacher or parent’s use only. If you want to share, please purchase additional licenses.

By Rebecca-Reid

My Book of Native American Homes

My Book of Native American Homes

Learn from a simple informational booklet about Native American Indian homes (wigwam, longhouse, tipi, adobe homes, and igloos). It includes primary-grade lines, words to trace, and graphics to paste. The 8-page book is included with color clip art and also blank pages for students to draw their own homes. Pages are also offered in booklet form (so you can print, cut, fold, and staple the booklets together) as well as in single-page form so you can use it as a set of worksheets. Use which ever version works best for you! Three more extension worksheets also included. It is ideal for the youngest readers (kindergarten or first graders). See also my companion booklet on Early Native American Homes for older students. This product is a zip file containing five pdf files. Native American Clip Art is from Neto's Clip Art. Remember, this product is for one teacher or parent’s use only. If you want to share, please purchase additional licenses.

By Rebecca-Reid

Why are the rune stones of Jelling significant?

Why are the rune stones of Jelling significant?

A lesson that considers the significance of the Jelling rune stones and also looks at skaldic poetry. Students will need some prior knowledge of Harald Bluetooth. Used as part of the OCR GCSE Viking unit, Kings.

By sallyfl

Why is there no United States of Viking?

Why is there no United States of Viking?

This lesson looks at the story of Leif Eriksson as well as asking students to consider why the Vikings didn't manage to exert lasting influence on North America. Students work in groups, using statements provided to reach an agreement about an explanation for why there was no permanent Viking settlement in North America (United States of Viking). Resources are differentiated to allow for personalisation. Used as part of OCR GCSE Viking unit, Settlers.

By sallyfl