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  1. 1. Technology Training with Steve Gibbs Technology Integration Unit OutlineType only in the gray areasName: Maria E. VegaProject Title: The Maya LegacyProject Subject: The Mayan Culture, Myths, legends and traditional storiesGrade Level(s): 10thEssential Questions: Why are archeological discoveries important to value a culture? What do modern societies consider to be the greatest accomplishments of the Mayan civilization?Assignment Students will study about the location, culture, economy,Summary: government, society, art, important places, archeological discoveries and history, of the Mayan Civilization as well as beliefs and traditions. After doing research, students will create a Google Presentation about the greatest accomplishments and legacy of the Maya Civilization. The presentation will include pictures and video. In addition, students will read and interpret myths, legends and discuss the importance of oral tradition in Pre-Colombian cultures and compare them to modern myths in other cultures or students’ own culture.Approximate Length of Unit (days, weeks)4 weeksGoals:To demonstrate an understanding of the ancient and modern Mayan culture usingtechnology.To interpret pre-Columbian myths, legends and traditional stories and compare them toother myths and legends from other cultures.Objectives:Content:Students will be able to acquire information about the Mayan culture and connect it toother disciplines.Communication:Students will be able to used planned language to produce a Google Presentation on anassigned topic related to the Mayan Culture.Students will be able to write a five paragraph essay successfully.Students will be able to interpret and evaluate a written text: “La historia deQuetzalcóatl”, El casamiento del Sol:, “Los primeros incas”.Students will be able to interpret and evaluate a written text: “La historia deQuetzalcóatl”, El casamiento del Sol:, “Los primeros incas”.Students will be able to present to an audience of listeners or readers.Students will be able to use created language (sentences and strings of sentences).
  2. 2. Technology Training with Steve GibbsFunctions:Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the general meaning, key ideas,and some details in authentic texts.Cultures:Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the roles that products, practices,and perspectives played in the Mayan Culture.Students will be able to state reasons for cultural borrowings.Structures:Students will be able to distinguish the /s/ sound and know that it can be written as c, s orz.Settings:Students will be able to use language in informal and formal settings both written andoral.Lesson Plan Sequence of Events – give day-to-day details:Day 1: Introduction to the Mayan Culture and Vocabulary 1Day 2: Elements of literature- read “El Popol Vuh”, the sacred book of the Mayas about the creation of the world. Discuss what is a myth? Answer questions 1-5 on page 310. Workbook (vocabulary) p. 89-90.Day 3: Complete the CATALOGO DE LECTURA (literary analysis of story).Day 4: Watch video “El Popol Vuh” parts 1 &2Day 5: Vocabulary Quiz “El Popol Vuh” closing activity- reflect over the world that was created by the Mayas. If you have lived in that world, what message would you send on a Post card. Draw a post card that goes with the time and draw a stamp.Day 6: Introduce Mayan Culture Project – Show Google Presentation & Give written instructions to students. Show Mayas videoDay 7: Complete map of the Mayan Region Oral Reading “ Los Mayas”, text, pp. 312-316 Vocabulary-discuss and write meaning of words.Day 8: Mayas Culture Quiz Show Video on Mayan Empire & Oral discussionDay 9: Research in Computer LabDay 10: Vocabulary Quiz 2 & Research in Computer LabDay 11: Vocabulary 3-discuss and write meaning of words. Orthography, the sound /s/ written as c, s, or z, text pages 352-353Day 12: Use Net books in class to begin rough draft of written essay.Day 13: Accentuation with verb forms, text pages 354-355 Exercises E, F, G, pp. 354-355Day 14: Oral reading with assigned group, “El casamiento del sol”, mayan myth, text Pages 323 327.Day 16: Finish reading “El casamiento del sol” with group. Read and discuss “Los primeros incas” text pages 326-327. Day 15: Vocabulary Quiz 3 Complete CATALOGO DE LECTURA for “El casamiento del sol”. Group Consultation and give feedback on project.Day 17: Vocabulary 4- discuss and write meaning of words.
  3. 3. Technology Training with Steve Gibbs Oral reading & Cornell Notes with assigned group, “La historia de Quetzalcoatl”, text, pages 320-321.Day 18: Complete CATALAGO DE LECTURA for “La historia de Quetzalcoatl”. Quetzalcoatl”, text, pages Workbook p.91-92Day 19: The Mayan Culture Project PresentationDay 20: Vocabulary Quiz 4 The Mayan Culture Project PresentationKey Websites Used:www.history.comwww.chaacreek.com (Nuevas Vistas Text)Accommodations for Differentiated InstructionResource Student: Provide teaching strategies based on the students learning needs i.e., individualized instruction, independent study, peer tutoring, cooperative learning, hands-on learning, visuals, etc. Provide extra help/re-teach during Intervention period.Gifted Student: Provide critical thinking and problem solving opportunities. Provide Enrichment activities.Save finished copy to Dropbox as LastName_Tech_Unit_Outline.docx or .rtf; save againas a PDF. Upload both files to your wiki portfolio. Provide links to both files on Outlinewiki page. Upload the PDF version to and post embed widget in wikioutline page
  4. 4. Technology Training with Steve Gibbs