Primary Sources: Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs Kit

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  • Grade: 5-12
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • Item: 9188
  • ISBN: 9780743991889
  • Language: English

Build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, maps, photographs, and other materials to engage students in understanding the lives of the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs. These authentic resources will capture students' curiosity about history and build critical thinking as they learn about the rise and fall of the ancient civilizations that once flourished in Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Primary Sources: Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs Kit includes:

  • 8 Primary Source Cards:
    • Machu Pichu
    • Mayan Ballplayer
    • Incan Mummy Bundles
    • And more...
  • 8 Primary Source Reproductions:
    • Mayan Calendar Glyphs
    • Cortes Meets Moctezuma
    • Map of Cuzco
    • And more...
  • Teacher's guide
  • Digital resources

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Series highlights include:

  • 8 Photo Cards
  • 8 Primary Sources
  • Teacher's Guide with easy-to-use lessons and document-based assessments
  • Digital Resources
Primary Sources: Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs Kit

8 Primary Sources

Provide students with a deeper and more comprehensive view of historical events through maps, letters, photographs, political cartoons, and more! Students will participate in the constructive process of history by studying primary source documents and photographs. Viewing historic photographs, handling facsimiles of famous documents, and reading the comments and opinions of those in the past prepare students for document-based assessments.

Teacher's Guide

Give teachers the tools to breathe life into history. The Teacher's Guide provides extensive details about each component in the kit. Lesson plans are organized with objectives, materials, discussion questions, suggestions for using the primary sources, and extension ideas. Historical background pages are provided to give teachers and students information about each of the primary sources being studied
Primary Sources: Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs Kit

Digital Resources

  • Digital copies of all photographs and primary sources
  • Bonus photographs and primary sources
  • Student reproducibles
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