Mystery of the Maya (6-8)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Diverse people
Focus Question 
 Why is it important to study and understand ancient cultures? 
 
Photo Credit:  Temple of Kukulcan by Shawn Harquall is licensed under CC by 2.0
Unit Overview 

Using the movie Mystery of the Maya, this lesson is designed to introduce the students to the field of archeology, Mayan culture, and the art of piecing together puzzles in order to better understand a culture.

Service Experience 
 Have students make an argument for learning about history as a means to continue positive traditions -- a chance to learn from our success. 
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