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Thursday, June 4, 2009
B- #5 : Translating a book of Mayan picture writings requires patience and perseverance.
#6 - Calendars, astronomical observations, and number system were recorded in Maya codices.
#7 - Evidence of advanced farming methods were found. Evidence of trade and scientific and farming activities indicated that they had a surplus of food.
pg 119 #3 - Mayan civilization: Maya Central America, ancient civilizations, Mayan cities.
2- In the vertical economy, farmers grew grain at low altitudes while herders raised llamas at higher altitudes.
3 - Aztec nobility did not pay tribute to anyone.
4- Aztec farmers could use canals to travel from chinampa to chinampa.
5 - Serfs and slaves worked in a calpulli.
7 - The Aztec formed an alliance with other tribes.
8 - The Inca used terrace farming to farm at high altitudes.
exploring concepts part B
1 - The Aztec grew crops in floating gardens called chinampas, which were surrounded by water. The Inca grew crops according to the height of the land.
2 - Some Aztec history was recorded in codices and can be decoded. Inca history was passed down through oral tradition.
3 - Inca empire covered parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Chili, and Argentina. The Aztec empire was limited to Mexico and Guatemala.
4 - The Incas offered enemies a chance to join the empire before they were conquered. The Aztec just conquered.
5 -The Inca held local religious idols and princes hostage, made them soldiers, rewarded soldiers, made Inca religion and language a requirement.
6 - The nobility did not work, but ruled commoners who labored and farmed.
7 - The Aztec sacrificed thousands, mostly captives of war. The Incas sacrificed humans only in times of extreme crisis.
8 - Aztec empire social classes: nobles, commoners, serfs, and slaves. The Inca had two main social classes: nobility and commoners.
9 - The Inca prayed to their ancestors. They believed dead rulers and nobility helped decide the fate of their empire.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Hello 6th graders,
As a way to collaborate and review for The Pearl, each group has been assigned one of the following topics: light and dark images, symbols, roles of men and women, good vs. evil, songs, and animal imagery. Students within the group will each take one chapter of The Pearl and find all the references to their group's topic in that chapter. (If your group has less than six people, have one student work on chapters 4+5). You will need to jot down your findings. When everyone is done with the research, you will need to collaborate using the wiki to discuss your findings. Based on your research, you will need to draw some conclusions about the topic. When you present your findings, Each student will give his/her findings, and one group member will give the group's conclusions.
Below are the assigned topics for each group. You will need to sign in with your user name and password in order to begin collaborating.
1. Light and Dark Images
3. Roles of Men and Women
4. Good v.s. Evil
6. Animal Imagery
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Design a poster (81/2 x 11 sheet of paper) for a Greek trader, advertising his or her commodities offered for sale. Review lesson 1, questions 1 and 2 on this worksheet, and your notes to find ideas for what kinds of items were traded.
- Your poster must be colored
- You must advertise at least 4 commodities
- You must write a sentence next to each commodity explaining how it would benefit whoever is purchasing your commodity.
- Include a catchy title that will grab the reader’s attention
Monday, June 1, 2009
We began learning about the Inca Empire today. Keep in mind that around the same time the Aztec were building their empire in Mexico, the Inca were constructing their own empire in South America. Here is the Inca video code Q9C82-E5AE we watched in class today. Use the United Streaming link located under the 7th grade SS links to access the video.
The video guide questions are due tomorrow.