The Americas Unit Bundle

The Americas Unit Bundle
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  1. These interactive notebook graphic organizers will help students organize information about the early Americas! Interactive notebooks are an effective tool in the classroom. Not only can they assist students in keeping their work organized, but they are also an easy-to-access resource for reference
  2. This resource includes 21 task cards related to the study of the early Americas, including the Native American tribes of North America and the Aztec, Inca and Maya. Task cards are an effective resource in the classroom. These task cards can be used as part of group trivia games, entrance or exit sl
  3. Ancient History can come alive in your classroom with The Maya Reader's Theater Skit! This approximately 8 - 10 minute skit will get students moving and acting as fictional Mayan kids as they experience aspects of daily life in the Mayan city of Caracol during the Classical Era. The essential questi
  4. Engage your students in learning about the ancient Aztec Empire when they create a codex-like foldable filled with information about the culture of the Aztecs! The resource includes paper pages for printing. There are two foldables: one in black and white for student use and one in color (with all
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The Americas Test and Word Wall
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This resource includes over 8 paper interactive notebook activities (with an answer key!), 21 task cards for the study of the early Americas, a Reader's Theater on the Mayans, an Aztec Codex Foldable, a word wall and an Early Americas Test (with an answer key, of course)!

The Early Americas Interactive Notebook

These interactive notebook graphic organizers will help students organize information about the early Americas!

Interactive notebooks are an effective tool in the classroom. Not only can they assist students in keeping their work organized, but they are also an easy-to-access resource for reference throughout the year.

The Americas Interactive Notebook Graphic Organizers resource is intended as a resource for late-elementary and middle school ages.

It does not include any types of informational text but does include 8 different interactive activities with answer keys to help students organize the information you teach!

The file also includes pictures of every page in use!

1. Cover Page
2. One vocabulary activity
3. The Geography of the Americas (tabs for land features and water features)
4. Arriving in America (tabs for the land route and the water route)
5. North American People (tabs for four regions of North America - Northwest, Southwest, Great Plains, and Eastern Woodlands. You can customize your list of people you wish your students to describe within those categories)
6. Aztec (tabs for location, society, major achievements, and art and culture)
7. Inca (tabs for location, society, major achievements, and art and culture)
8. Maya (tabs for location, society, major achievements, and art and culture)
9. Maps of the Americas (one map has some water bodies labeled while the other is blank!)

The Americas Task Cards

This resource includes 21 task cards related to the study of the early Americas, including the Native American tribes of North America and the Aztec, Inca and Maya.

Task cards are an effective resource in the classroom. These task cards can be used as part of group trivia games, entrance or exit slips, or as work for centers. The possibilities are truly endless!

Included in this resource:
1. A Note for the Teacher
2. 21 different task cards
3. Teacher answer key
4. Blank cards for the teacher to write additional questions

The Americas Task Cards are intended as a resource for late-elementary into middle school ages.

To make the cards last longer, please consider printing them on cardstock and laminating them. You can keep them in plastic baggies or punch a hole in the corner and add string or a round clip to keep them together.

Aztex Codex Foldable

Engage your students in learning about the ancient Aztec Empire when they create a codex-like foldable filled with information about the culture of the Aztecs!

The resource includes paper pages for printing. There are two foldables: one in black and white for student use and one in color (with all notes included) for teacher use.

Topics and Resources Included:
-Topics:
1. Map and Geography of Mesoamerica
2. The Aztec Calendars
3. Making a Living
4. Tenochtitlan
5. Religion
6. The Arts
7. Technology
-Answer keys for every page in the form of a completed, color foldable
-An editable PowerPoint with information for the foldable. The images (background) are not editable but the notes section can be altered for classroom use.

The Mayans Reader's Theater

Ancient History can come alive in your classroom with The Maya Reader's Theater Skit! This approximately 8 - 10 minute skit will get students moving and acting as fictional Mayan kids as they experience aspects of daily life in the Mayan city of Caracol during the Classical Era. The essential question they'll be answering: What was daily life like for the ancient Maya people?

Included in this resource:
1. 5 page script for 6 students (estimated time: 8 - 10 minutes)
2. 5 discussion prompts

Word Wall and Early Americas Test

The Early Americas Word Wall consists of 6 terms to add to your classroom wall while teaching the unit to your students.

The Early Americas Test consists of 35 questions:
-Vocabulary
-Multiple Choice
-True/False
-Fill in the Blank
-Map Identification
-Written Response
(An answer key is included, too!)

Please take a peek at the preview to see if this resource fits the needs of your classroom. If you have any questions, please let me know in the Q and A section of my store!

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Happy Teaching!


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