Comparing Aztec and Mayan cultures to today’s U.S. culture
Our K-5 Global Gateway lesson plans are student-centered and follow a PBI structure of:
-ASKING a compelling question.
-INVESTIGATING & ANALYZING resources, information and knowledge.
-SYNTHESIZING what you learned & CREATING a product of your learning.
-SHARING the product of learning with others.
-REFLECTING on the learning experience & REVISING the product of learning.
In the lesson, Comparing Aztec and Mayan cultures to today’s U.S. culture, students will explore and investigate the ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures and how they continue to influence contemporary Latin American and U.S. culture.
1) Understand and identify ways in which the Mayan and Aztec cultures have influenced Latin American culture.
2) Conduct research to build knowledge about Mayan and Aztec history and culture.
3) Create a project using new knowledge about the Aztecs, Mayans and Latin Americans.
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