Mesoamerica: the Olmec Civilization PowerPoint Presentation

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Common Core Standards
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THE OLMEC CIVILIZATION

Olmec Civilization PowerPoint Presentation. The Olmec are the oldest civilization in Meso-America. They are credited as the first farmers and being responsible for genetically engineering 100s of varieties of corn, peppers and tomatoes. They dominated the region and all other Meso-American cultures were influenced by them. This presentation is geared towards middle and high school students. Successfully vetted by over 300 middle school students it highlights the Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and the Social Structure of the Olmec civilization.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 right click on the screen, Presenter’s notes will appear on 42 of the slides.

Multiple discussions and writing opportunities are built into the presentation. This entire presentation is a subsection of an in depth 230 slide thematic PowerPoint Unit presentation on Mesoamerican Civilization Thematic Unit PowerPoint Presentation with 157 slides of presenter’s notes. It covers the Olmec, Maya and the Aztec civilizations and is available for purchase on this site.




*****Revised January 2016 with more slides and more notes*****
Due to popular request, I am including a copy of this presentation without the slides on the common core standards with your purchase.

Product format:

PowerPoint Show made in Microsoft 2013
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 options.

Topics:

Geography, Migration, agriculture, architecture, religious beliefs, writing, trade, recreation

Contents:

52 slides
42 slides w/ presenter’s notes
8 maps
4 vocabulary slides:
-Mesoamerica, agriculture, animal husbandry, domestication
3 class discussions
2 writing opportunities
2 Graphic Organizers
-Brainstorming
-T Chart
Common Core Standards: RI 7.1, RH 6-8.4, RH 6-8.7, SL 7.1, SL 7.2, WHST 6-8.10

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.)


To decide if this presentation will suit your needs please check out the free excerpt from the Mesoamerican PowerPoint Show.
ANCIENT MAYAN Beauty Secrets

Other presentations included in Meso-American Civilizations Thematic Unit are:


Mayan History PowerPoint Presentation

The Aztec Civilization PowerPoint Show


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Total Pages
52
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Days

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Mesoamerica: the Olmec Civilization PowerPoint Presentation
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Mesoamerica: the Olmec Civilization PowerPoint Presentation
Mesoamerica: the Olmec Civilization PowerPoint Presentation
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