The Mayans - Mystery in the Rainforest

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Activity 1

First Thoughts
Imagine you are one of the conquistadors who stumbled upon the mysterious ruins in the rainforest. Use your senses to describe what you experience and then write the conversation you have with your pal
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Activity 2

Dear Diary
Imagine you are a conquistador writing about what you experienced in the rainforest. Tell your diary what you saw, what you wonder, what you think it might be and how you are feeling about the whole thing.
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Early People and Ancient Societies
Strand Unit: Central and South American Peoples

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to become familiar with aspects of these periods:
1) become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples 2) examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people

Learning Objectives

-use the language of history including: chronology, timeline, causes, sources.

-sequence the events leading up to the start of WW1.

-identify some of the reasons why WW1 started.

-use online sources of information to research the flags of WW1 countries.

Learning Activities

-Video Stimulus: watch the video stimulus explaining the causes of WW1, pausing the video when prompted to answer stimulus questions.
-Comic Strip Sequencing: draw a three piece comic strip that explains the events of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
-Summarising: using the video content, summarise three reasons why war was inevitable, even without Ferdinand's assassination.
-Flag Research: using ICT resources, research the flags of various countries that took part in WW1. Research carefully to make sure you are finding sources that show WW1 flags not modern flags.


-Teacher Designed Tasks:
1) Comic Strip Sequence
2) Reasons for War
3) Flag Research Sheet

-Teacher Questioning:
1) Can you identify a few reasons why WW1 started?
2) Can you put the events of Franz Ferdinand's assassination in order?

Rang Maher