The Advanced Civilization of the Maya Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan follows the NYS 7th grade social studies curriculum. It includes the following:
1. Lesson Plan with notes
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
3. Activity Choice Sheet
5. 3 Ability Levels of Note Charts
6. Nonfiction Poem Activity with rubric
7. Puppet Show Activity with rubric
8. Homework Paragraph Writing Assignment with grading checklist
Even though the notes are included in this lesson plan, you will want to take a look at the PowerPoint that goes with this lesson plan. It is a very nice PowerPoint with great graphics. The content of the lesson and the PowerPoint are listed below:
1. Mayan Location
2. Mayan Religion
3. Mayan Government
4. Mayan Agriculture
5. Mayan Technology, Achievements and Culture
6. Who conquered the Mayans?
The estimated time it will take to do this activity is 125 minutes. So depending on the length of your classes, it could take you 2 or 3 days to complete. The estimated time does not include the puppet show presentations.
Each of the activities includes student roles, simple steps and time limits for each step to help keep the students on task and move them along with their projects.
The PowerPoint can be found here: Advanced Civilization of the Maya PowerPoint
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The Advanced Civilization of the Maya Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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