Title: Maya areas of influence
Standards: Social Studies (4.1, 4.2); Language Arts (5.2); Library media and technology (2.3)
Question connecting content to purpose: Why did the Maya culture rise in Mesoamerica and not anywhere else?
Work Habits: Attending to details and accuracy
Thinking skills: locate in a map of the Americas the areas of Maya influence. Understand and differentiate between land mass, rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Format of products and/or performance(s): Create a map.
Audience: Another adult in the school
Role of learner in task: Cartographer
Instructional arrangement: Small cooperative groups
Technology or resources suggested: Galvin, Irene Flum (1997). The Ancient Maya. Tarrytown, New York, Benchmark Books.
Bickman, Connie (1994). Children of Mexico. Edina, Minnesota, Abdo and Daughters.
Garrett, Wilbur E. (1988). “The Peopling of the Earth.” National Geographic Society 174, No. 4(October 1988): 434-476.
Shupe, John F. (September, 1994). A traveler's map of Mexico. Washington, D.C.,, National Geographic Society.
Garver, John B. (October, 1989). Land of the Maya. A traveler's map. Washington, D.C., National Geographic Society.