ERIC Number: ED457060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Will America Fall Apart Like the Maya? Grade 7 Lesson. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
If a civilization as powerful and technologically advanced during its time as the Maya could disappear, can the same tragic outcome befall the United States? In this lesson, students work in teams to research the ancient Mayan civilization, specifically the circumstances of its demise. Student teams prepare a report of their findings and recommend ways the United States can avoid a similar fall. Students are provided with background information, detailed instructions, on-line resources, and reflection questions. The teacher's notes describe the unit's purpose. (BT)
Descriptors: Archaeology, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Grade 7, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Latin American History, Maya (People), Role Playing, Social Studies, Student Research, Teamwork
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us. For full text: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/mayans.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.