Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thursday Jan 18, 2018


Today a sub will allow the class to work on the following four things:

  1. Mayan Sacred Round-  This is assembling two wheels to determine sacred and unlucky days of the Mayan Calendar
  2. Mayan Math- This is using the Mayan number system to solve basic math problems
  3. Mayan Name cards-  This is a fun activity of decorating your name using Mayan hierglyphics.
  4. If you finish these, you may finish up the Mayan theories of Collapse paragraphs WHICH WILL BE GRADED!
Homework: Make sure your Mayan Collapse paragraph is correctly finished for a grade!

Wednesday January 17, 2018

D.O.G. Concentration is on continents.

Classwork: Today we analysed three possible Mayan theories about the collapse of their civilization.

Most classes finished only one of them.

The three mentioned were:


Homework: Discuss what a probable cause of the Mayan civilization could be.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Classwork: Brief discussion of MLK Jr.
D.O.G. focus is on continents.

Essential Question: What is a culture?
What are 3 main characteristics of Mayan Culture?

Objective: Students will be able to analyse an image of a primary source and come up with good questions by filling out a graphic organizer and doing partner work with the structure Pairs Compare.

Homework: Discuss the image with your parents.  What kind of questions did you ask?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Classwork: PowerPoint Notes of the Mayan Civilization.  We will use the notecatcher started before break. 

Homework: Prepare for a test on the Mayan Culture. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday January 9, 2018

Classwork: WELCOME BACK!  We slowly started to try to remember our names and identify key elements of Mayan Culture.

Homework: Discuss 3 points learned and 3 things you want to know about Mayan Culture.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Classwork: Students are doing an Introduction to 11 Ancient Civilizations of Latin America.  The concept of B.C. and A.D. was presented.  Students are required to learn at least one cultural fact, identify the time period, and the location in which they lived.  The ancient civilizations are:

  • Olmec
  • Toltec
  • Chavin
  • Chimu
  • Teotihuacan
  • Aztec
  • Maya
  • Inca
  • Nazca   
  • Mochica
  • Mixtec
Homework: Tell parents 3 cultural facts you learned from these civilizations.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Classwork: Today we discussed the ORIGIN of the Native peoples of the Americas. The theory is that Native people migrated from Asia over the Bering Sea and then inhabited the Americas.  We also discussed the term- PHYSIOGRAPHIC and then used symbols to learn more geography into Latin America.

Homework: Discuss with your parents 3 new geographic areas you learned about Latin America and what "physiographic" means.