Program Flyer: Ancient American Art: The Aztec & their Ancestors

Request this Program Now

*Membership required
Click here for a free membership
Content Provider
Contact Information
Diane Cizek
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
Ancient American Art: The Aztec & their Ancestors
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 45 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages
Program Description
This lesson introduces the art of selected cultures in ancient Mesoamerica (today, Mexico, Guatemala and adjacent countries). Objects of ceramic, gold and stone (including jade) shed light on religion and rulership among the Aztec, Maya, and others in the centuries before European contact. An effort is made to provoke students to think critically as they help the instructor analyze art works and their meanings.
Spanish language presentation available. Please specify if Spanish version is requested.

Program 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. Discuss ancient site of Teotihuacán, and look at the grid plan of the city.
5. Introduce Aztec culture, including their use of calendar systems and religious beliefs.
6. Discuss European contact, and its effect on Ancient American civilizations.

1. Through artifacts in the CMA’s collection, students will be introduced to aspects of the daily life and rituals of Mesoamerican cultures.
2. Students will learn about the various materials and technical innovations used to make objects.
3. Students will learn how these objects and artifacts are interpreted.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
* Optional Spanish language presentation available on request - program fee for Spanish language presentation is $175.

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.

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.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Request this Program Now
For additional assistance, phone 507-388-3672.

Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
2075 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

A program of the South Central Service Cooperative, an Education Service Agency with its headquarters in southern Minnesota.

© 2016-2018 Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration Privacy Policy