• Significant Questions for Students
• How can the past truly affect our future?
• Do both the past and future have more in common than we
• Events from the past tie into our modern times and shape our
future. Will this always be the case?
• Students will focus on the Incas, Aztecs and Mayans from the
Indigenous tribes of South/Central America.
• Students will create a collage of pictures that relate their
certain tribe with modern day architecture that reflects those
• Students will work in groups to complete the project as well as
write a 3-page paper on the dynamics of previous architecture
and its effect on modern day work.
• The final step will be to have students present their work to
their classmates and describe in detail the particular tribes
contributions to modern day architecture and its effect on
various cultures in the world today.
• What new ideas do you have about the architecture that you
didn’t have before?
• How can we utilize the architecture from the past to help us
with new creations?
• Do you believe that our modern architecture will be used
moving forward into the future and will our architecture ever
be thought of as ancient? Why?
Illinois State Foreign Language
• 29.B.1a Identify one or more art forms (e.g., Japanese
origami, Spanish flamenco) representative of areas where the
target language is spoken.
• 29.E.2 Use maps, charts, digital images, graphs and other
geographic representations to describe and discuss the
countries where the target language is spoken.
Common Core State Standards
• Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas,
concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective
selection, organization, and analysis of content. Students will have to use
their research information to create a paper for assessment.
• Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a
question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem;
narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple
sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject
under investigation. Students will have to be able to use each other to
conduct research and obtain information.
• Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital
sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of
each source in answering the research question; integrate information
into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding
plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. Students will
have to use different sources to find information.
Common Core State Standards
• Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative
discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse
partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on
others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Students will have to collaborate to complete the given project.
• Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Needs to
be utilized for group work and the final paper that will be