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ERIC Number: ED470490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Meso-America and the Andes. Grade 7 Model Lesson for Standard 7.7. World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.
California State Standard 7.7 is delineated in the following manner: "Students compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean civilizations." Seventh-grade students study the locations, landforms, and climates of Mexico and Central and South America and their effects on Mayan, Aztec, and Incan economies, trade, and development of urban societies; study the roles of people in each society; explain how and where each empire arose and how the Aztec and Incan empires were defeated by the Spanish; describe the artistic and oral traditions and architecture in the three civilizations; and describe Meso-American achievements in astronomy and mathematics. The Mayan civilization occupied the area of what is now Honduras, Guatemala, and the Yucatan Peninsula. The Inca Empire, which reached its height around 1438-1532, was centered in what is now northern Chile, Peru, and Ecuador, with its center at Cuzco. The Aztec Empire was centered in the Valley of Mexico. This lesson discusses the uses and significance of the topic ("Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; "Culminating the Topic"); activities for other topics; extended and correlated activities; resources for the sample topic; general resources; visual and performing arts resources . Includes appendices: "Hello, Columbus" and "Geographic Background and Concepts: The Americas". (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California