Two Ancient Cities

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  • Aug 24 2010 10:29 PM

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In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students review basic facts about two ancient American civilizations: the Inca and the Maya. Then they compare two ancient cities from these civilizations: Machu Picchu, of the Inca Empire, and ChichŽn Itz‡, of the Maya. For each city, students research the surrounding geography, the main structures and their purposes, the inhabitants, the building materials, the general layout, and any other revealing information or artifacts from the city. Finally, students consider how culture and geography influenced the lives of people in each city. Less

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Geography, History-Social Science, Visual Arts, World History, Engineering & Design

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