Bundle of the Mayan Civilization - 5 Student-Centered Projects

Bundle of the Mayan Civilization - 5 Student-Centered Projects
Bundle of the Mayan Civilization - 5 Student-Centered Projects
Bundle of the Mayan Civilization - 5 Student-Centered Projects
Bundle of the Mayan Civilization - 5 Student-Centered Projects
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1. Timeline of the Maya
Timelines are a very important tool to use to visualize major events in a given period in history. Students will create a timeline of seven significant events in Mayan history. The product includes specific requirements, a list of dates and events, along with a rubric.

2. Write a Poem about Mayan Civilization
The poem follows a specific format, similar to a biography poem. This product is a great end-of-unit project and a helpful way to review for a quiz or test. The product includes a direction sheet, a template, required historical topics, an abridged sample and a rubric.

3. Create Mayan Currency to Represent History & Culture
Students assume the role of an artisan to create a currency for the Maya. The currency must reflect the values and daily life of the Maya. For example, students may include topics about religion, social structure, city-states, beauty, writing and ball courts. Additionally, students will complete a two-page chart to learn about the U.S. dollar bill. The product includes a direction sheet, a rubric, a two-page chart about the U.S. dollar, an answer key and four pages of student samples.

4. Create a Skit on the Historical Periods of the Maya
Students will create a two-minute skit in groups of three that demonstrate the characteristics of the three periods of Mayan history - pre-classic, classic and post-classic. Students will make the skit entertaining to watch, but also must incorporate significant historical facts. They'll present the skit in front of the class and in doing so, will practice their presentation and public speaking skills. The product includes directions, a sample of Mayan names, a planning guide, plot suggestions, an answer key, a rubric and a student reflection.

5. Create a Newspaper About the Mayan Civilization
This project gives students the opportunity to delve deep into the culture of the Mayan Civilization. While there is a lot of room for creativity and an opportunity for originality, students will base their information on historical evidence. Students will include the following components in their newspaper: title, two news stories, editorial, interview, advertisement, Dear Abby and an obituary. The product includes detailed requirements and a rubric.

Feel free to check out my larger bundle on the same topic:
Civilizations of the Americas Bundle: 22 Activities and Projects

Skills gained from this assignment
(From the Common Core)
☺Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
☺Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
☺Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
☺Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
☺Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
☺Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
☺Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
☺Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

And best of all, your students will LOVE Social Studies!

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Bundle of the Mayan Civilization - 5 Student-Centered Projects
Bundle of the Mayan Civilization - 5 Student-Centered Projects
Bundle of the Mayan Civilization - 5 Student-Centered Projects
Bundle of the Mayan Civilization - 5 Student-Centered Projects