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Aztec, Maya, and More!

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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This lesson introduces the arts, myths and writing systems of selected Mesoamerican cultures. Ceramic figures, objects made from cast gold, carved limestone and jade are used to glimpse life among the Aztec, Maya and Olmec peoples in centuries before European contact.

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Cost

By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00


Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.

Length

45-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Zoom



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH
United States

Distance Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

Contact:
Diane Cizek
DLBooking@clevelandart.org
2167072468

Program Details

Format

1.Discuss map of Mesoamerica.
2.Introduce Olmec culture, their materials, and technical processes.
3.Introduce Maya culture, sacred ballgame, artifacts, and glyphs.
4.Introduce Aztec culture, including their use of calendar systems and religious beliefs.
5.Discuss European contact, and its effect on Ancient American civilizations.

Objectives

Students will be able to compare ancient Mesoamericans, including the Olmec, Maya and Aztec civilizations.
Through artifacts in the CMA’s collection, students will be introduced to aspects of the daily life and rituals of ancient Mesoamerican cultures.
Students will learn how to decipher an ancient Mayan glyph during an in-lesson activity.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.