Mesoamerican Civilizations Power-Point Presentation Bundle

Mesoamerican Civilizations Power-Point Presentation Bundle
Mesoamerican Civilizations Power-Point Presentation Bundle
Mesoamerican Civilizations Power-Point Presentation Bundle
Mesoamerican Civilizations Power-Point Presentation Bundle
Mesoamerican Civilizations Power-Point Presentation Bundle
Mesoamerican Civilizations Power-Point Presentation Bundle
Mesoamerican Civilizations Power-Point Presentation Bundle
Mesoamerican Civilizations Power-Point Presentation Bundle
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    An in-depth examination of the three major civilizations of Mesoamerica: the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec civilizations from 1500 BC to 1521 AD covering Geography, Religion, Politics, Economics, and Social Structure. The presentation is geared towards middle and high school students. Successfully vetted by over 200 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 various topics and to parlay the eight writing opportunities either into a report or an essay. Hyperlinks have been included in the Table of Contents to make it easy to return to where you left off in the lecture the next day. I have included the notes I use for teaching this unit. If you click on the Presenter’s Screen, notes will appear on 193 of the slides.

    A sample excerpt from this presentation Ancient Maya Beauty Secrets is available as a free download.

    **Revised September 2017 to include:

    -PDF power point presentation

    -PDF lecture notes

    -PowerPoint Show with CCS and History Standards

    -PowerPoint Show without History or common core standards

    Product format:

    PowerPoint Show made in Microsoft 10

    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.

    Table of Contents:

    1. Migration to the Americas

    2. Geography

    2. Agriculture

    3. The Olmec

    4. The Mayan Civilization

    5. Mayan Architecture

    6. Mayan Calendars

    7. Mayan Math and Writing

    8. Mayan Social Structure

    9. Mayan Beauty Secrets

    10. Mayan Astronomy and Religion

    11. The Aztecs (brief overview)


    7 PowerPoint Show Presentations

    -with Common Core and History Standards

    -without Common Core and History Standards

    7 PDF presentations for printing

    7 PDF of the Presenter’s notes

    1 set of vocabulary posters and flashcards along with a ppt version for whole class presentation

    1 pre/post quiz on the civilizations of Meso-America

    331 slides

    193 slides w/ presenter’s notes

    90 different photos

    25 academic vocabulary and concept slides

    agriculture, astronomy, astronomer, astrology, domesticate, domestication, cacao, chinampas, codices/codex, glyph, maize, Mesoamerica, mural, palanquin, rite/ritual, sacbe/sacbeob, sacrifice, slash-and-burn, stela/stelae, tell, terrace, tumpline

    17 interactive child friendly websites on the Aztecs and Mayan

    13 Common Core State History Standards

    -5 specific for Meso-America

    -2 specific for Mesolithic and Neolithic

    -3 historic analysis

    -7 goals of knowledge

    7 English Language Arts Common Core Standards

    -4 reading for literacy in History / Social Studies

    -1 Speaking and Listening Skills

    -2 Writing for literacy in History / Social Studies

    16 standard based questions w/ answers in the presentation

    20 pre/post quiz standard based questions on the Aztec, Inca, Maya and Olmec

    1 Analogy with guided practice

    12 maps

    20 pair share and class discussions

    18 writing opportunities

    -8 full paragraphs

    5 Graphic Organizers


    -Chart (Numbers & glyphs)

    -T Chart

    -Pyramid (social class)

    -Venn diagram

    Slides are organized by color and icons for quick association.


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

    Prehistory 0f Meso-America

    Olmec Civilization PowerPoint Show

    Mayan History PowerPoint Presentation

    The Aztec Civilization PowerPoint Show


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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.

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    331 slides
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    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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