Machu Picchu History Minute Cross Curricular Close Reading Packet Free Sample

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages

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  1. Integrated history and close reading lessons with material for geography, science and math as well, allow you to make learning bridge across the curriculum. These History Minute no-prep packets are great for sub plans or bell ringers and can get you through a day of teaching or cover you for a week
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This resource features a two-page article on Machu Picchu, its purpose, and its discovery. This then connects to a cross-curricular integrated history and close reading lesson with material for geography and math as well. This no prep packet is great for sub plans or bell ringers and is just one lesson in a new series, called History Minutes.

This free sample just gives a bite size taste of the full packet which includes:

  • How to Guide
  • 2-Page Reading on Machu Picchu
  • Annotation Guide
  • 5-Step Close Reading Activity
    • Main Idea
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension Question
    • Prove Your Idea
    • Writing
  • Guided Notes
  • Geography Lesson - "Where does the story take place?"
  • Math Lesson - "How does that work?"
  • Smart Scribbles
  • Word Puzzles
  • Everything in a black & white (grayscale) version
  • All Answer Keys

Although this is a distance learning resource because it is easily completed by students on their own, it is NOT digital. It is a PDF resource.

You may prefer the full lesson on Machu Picchu, found here at Machu Picchu History Minute Cross Curricular Reading and History Packet. It includes everything listed above.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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