Cultural Calendar

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This activity combines cultural exploration with number patterns and systems. Choose a culture or historical period and have learners make a calendar for a month in that time. For more challenge, pick a country that uses different numerals, such as India or China or go back in time and make calendars for a month in ancient Mayan times, using the Mayan number system. Ask learners to compare: How are the calendars they?ve made different from the calendars we use? How are they the same? What patterns do you notice? Available as a web page and downloadable PDF. Blank calendar template is also available as a downloadable PDF. Students should be able to write numerals to 30 and have some familiarity with calendars. Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 9

    Topics: Professional Development, World History, Algebra & Functions, Nature & Method of Science, Types of Media, Instructional Strategies, Number Sense, Inquiry & Problem Based Learning, Measurement, Tools, and Data Analysis, Experimentation and the Scientific Method, Measurement & Tools, Positive & Negative Numbers, Counting & Place Values, Physics, Mathematics, Our Solar System, California History (4th Grade), Education Materials, United States History

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