Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs Oct 14-17.
We checked off in class for assignment completion in Inspiration 9
Review- where was our destination on Friday?
Finish first map from Friday - work with your teammates and use the geography clues to locate the ancient Maya sites in current day counties
Introduce the EL and EQ for the unit.
Essential Understanding: Our knowledge of how Maya civilization was organized and functioned and its impact on people’s lives is limited to what we can interpret from artifacts and other archeological evidence and from what few Maya codices remain.
Essential Question: How did the Maya live and how do we know?
Today's objective: We will map the political and geographic features of the Mayan civilization. Political features are the boundaries of current day countries and the area of the Mayan civilization. Geographic features are the components of the earth like elevation and climate.
geography - the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere and how it affects humans and how humans affect it.
In order to begin to understand how the Maya lived, we need to know where they lived: what the landscape and climate was like around them. The geography of where humans live affects HOW they live.
1. Our first map identifies political boundaries. Follow the directions on the Maya Map below that you can print out.
We will use the second map to identify the geographical features of elevation and climate.
See physical features on the Mayan Civilization map in our TCI text online: Lesson 8: the Mayas Section 2 Copy the elevation zones onto your map. (Mark out the boundary of the Maya Civilization, the northern lowlands, southern lowlands and highlands.)
See Google Earth to get a better view of the highlands area.
Excellent map showing physical landscape:
Also on the second map, use the "patterned" key to mark out the Climate Zones using the map in our online TCI Textbook. Go to Lesson 8: the Mayas. Setting the Stage scroll down to the Climate Zones map.
Thursday, Oct 17
Friday, Oct 18
- Introduction to the Maya from' "Your Travel Guide to Ancient Mayan Civilization."
- Prepare Digital Time Traveler's Trunk folder and the Maya folder in Google Drive.
- Place Maya Overview doc into Maya folder
- Load and save Maya Ruins overlay for Google Earth.
- Prep Maya Map Prediction T-chart in Google Drive with team mates.