World History: Chapter 16, Section 2 Maya kings and cities

World History: Chapter 16, Section 2 Maya kings and cities
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This is a note-taking strategy that I came up with, designed, and started using this year. It’s what I called a One-Page Summary, and it’s a one page notes template designed to cover ONE topic, chapter, or section at a time. Because it’s one page only, I focus only on the pertinent information that the students must absolutely walk away knowing.

This is based on the World History Patterns of Interaction textbook.

This note-taker focuses on the Mayans using what is called a SAD cycle. SAD stands for Stability, Achievement, and Decline and so it requires student to take notes based on the elements of society that provide stability [government, economy, and social structure), their achievements, and the reasons for their decline. The notes gives students terms/ideas they need to explain about the rise and fall of the Mayan civilization.

The powerpoint that goes along with this that has all the answers is called World History Chapter 16 People and Empires in the Americas Powerpoint.

IMPORTANT: This needs to be printed on LEGAL SIZED PAPER [8.4X14] or can be shrunk to fit on an 8.5x11.


It helps students to identify the main points.

It helps students to know exactly what they need to read, learn and study.

It helps students to differentiate between important details and minor details.

It helps students to better summarize large texts.

It helps enhance students ability to read maps if a map activity is included

It helps the more visual students to remember the information.

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