MESO-AMERICA: Prehistory of Meso-America PowerPoint Presentation

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Prehistory of Meso-America.

A slide presentation on migration and farming in early America.

Migration to the Americas has long been taught as only occurring over the Land Bridge between Asia and America and taking 10’s of thousands of years for the Hunter-Gathers to spread throughout both continents. Using modern research and the documentation of other advanced civilizations (Chinese, Vikings, Polynesians, etc…) this presentation explores nautical routes to the Americas. In addition the presentation covers early farming methods in Central America that gave rise to the 100’s of varieties of corn and peppers that grace our grocery stores today. This presentation is geared towards middle and high school students. It has been successfully vetted by over 300 middle school students. This is a fantastic presentation that actively engages students in questioning, reflection, dialog, and writing. Lesson presentation includes frequent opportunities for the students to discuss and write on the topics being learned in class. I have included the notes I use for teaching this unit. If you click on the Presenter’s Screen, notes will appear on 25 of the slides. This presentation is the first two sections in the 220 slide presentation Mesoamerican Civilization Thematic Unit PowerPoint Presentation Portions of this presentation will appear in other separately sold segments of the Meso-America presentation; specifically the slides on geography and agriculture.


*********Revised January 2016 to include a duplicate presentation without CCS slides *****************

Product format:

PowerPoint Show made in Microsoft 8.1
Features include: slide sorter, laser pointer, digital pen, high lighter, and presenter’s notes. This makes it possible to add or highlight notes directly onto the slides. It is possible to check out these features on the preview, by right clicking on the screen. A tool box will appear so that you can experiment with the various tools. Your version of Microsoft determines which tools are available.


Contents:

1 PowerPoint Show with the CCS slides
1 PowerPoint Show without the CCS slides
67 slides
25 presenter’s notes
28 slides on migration to the Americas
39 slides on Agriculture & Farming in Meso-America
9 maps
6 class discussions
4 writing opportunities
2 Graphic Organizers
-Brainstorming
-T Chart
2 standardized practice questions with answers

Slides are organized by color and icons for quick association.

Duration:

2 days (it depends on how much time is given for the discussions and the writing opportunities.)




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© 2014 SKOOL AID PRODUCTS.
This purchase is for you and your classroom. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.

To see if this presentation will meet the needs of your students, please check out the following excerpt from my presentation on Meso-American civilizations:
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Teaching Duration
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MESO-AMERICA: Prehistory of Meso-America PowerPoint Presentation
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MESO-AMERICA: Prehistory of Meso-America PowerPoint Presentation
MESO-AMERICA: Prehistory of Meso-America PowerPoint Presentation
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