This is a unit that correlates to the following Ohio 5th Grade Social Studies Standards:
History: Historical Thinking and Skills:
-Multiple-tier timelines can be used to show relationships among events and places.
-Early Indian civilizations (Maya, Inca, Aztec, Mississippian) existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans. These civilizations had developed unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices and products.
Each civilization study includes 2 reading passages, activities to accompany the passages and 1 art project.
Each civilization study can be purchased separately on Teachers Pay Teachers here:
Aztec 3 Day Unit
Inca 3 Day Unit
Maya 3 Day Unit
Mississippian 3 Day Unit
Review of Aztec, Inca, Maya and Mississippian 2 Day Unit
An End of Unit Assessment is also included in this bundle. It incorporates vocabulary, a Venn diagram, True/False and an essay.
Suggested Timeline (40 minutes per day)
Day 1: Aztec Social Structure/Government/Religion/Agriculture
Day 2: Aztec Language/Weapons/Fall
Day 3: Aztec Art Day
Day 4: Inca Social Structure/Government/Religion/Agriculture
Day 5: Inca Language/Weapons/Fall
Day 6: Inca Art Day
Day 7: Maya Social Structure/Government/Religion/
Day 8: Maya Agriculture/Technology/Fall
Day 9: Maya Art Day
Day 10:Mississippian Social Structure/Government/Religion/Agriculture
Day 11: Mississippian Trade Practices/Weapons/Fall
Day 12: Mississippian Art Day
Day 13: Jigsaw
Day 14: Review Day Stations
Multi-tiered Timeline, Geography, Artifact match
Day 15: Assessment