People and Ethnic Groups
Day of the Dead Celebration
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- To acquire an understanding
that archaeology is a field of scientific study of the life and culture
of ancient civilizations by excavation and study of cities and
- To learn how archaeologists contribute to our knowledge of ancient
cultures and peoples.
- To discuss how specific ideas and beliefs can have effects on
cultures both ancient and current.
Paper and pencil
- Detailed maps of Mexico and Oaxaca state
- Watercolors or tempera paints
- Colored markers
- Chart or heavy duty paper
- Web sites (See Links below)
|Before beginning the study of
the Archaeology of Oaxaca have the students complete a KWHL Chart.
(K= What Do We Know?; W= What Do We Want To Know?; H= How Do We Find
Out?; L= What Have We Learned?). This activity can be done as an entire
class or in small groups. If done in small groups, each group will share
its chart with the entire class and then the class can do a composite of
all the groups.
- What are the names of the
major archaeological sites in the state of Oaxaca?
- Who built the city of Monte Alban and when? During its peak, how many
people lived there?
- Who were the inhabitants of Mitla and what was their relationship to
- Describe the outstanding mosaics of the Columns Group at Mitla.
- What is the most outstanding feature of the ruins at Yagul and why?
- What is the most outstanding feature of the ruins at Lambityeco?
- Draw a map showing all of the
ancient cities of Oaxaca state and include the current city of Oaxaca.
- Draw a picture of one of the treasures found in the tombs at Monte
- Put together a model of the mosaics at Mitla.
- Divide the class into small groups that will research and give an
oral report using visual aids, on an ancient archaeological site.
- Make a list of items to be placed in a time capsule that you think
are excellent representations of your culture and times. Explain why you
chose the things you did.
- Describe an archaeological site found in your area.
|In addition to paper and pencil tests, teachers could use
individual or small group projects, oral reports, mental maps or
structured overviews for assessment.
Vocabulary Search (search box)
Oaxaca web site links