WWW: Teaching for Change: Put Central America on the Map in Schools!

TFC LogoTeaching for Change incorporates social justice into its lesson plans so that students gain the “the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world.” I’m thrilled to learn that this organization has launched a campaign to support teaching about Central America. The campaign features a collection of lessons, quizzes, book lists, biographies of historical figures, slideshows, and readings dedicated to the study of Central America. Check out some of the available units: Continue reading

World Wide Web: Chichen Itza: Exploring Ancient Maya culture through math, science and the World Wide Web

When kids (and even some adults) hear the word “Pyramid”, immediately they have visions of The Sphinx and the Three Great Pyramids of Giza in the sand dunes of Egypt.
But do they know that right here in the “New World”, are great structures of another ancient civilization?

What if they could explore the most famous of those pyramids; calculate time and math like the civilization that constructed these pyramids? With the help of NASA, Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum and other donors, your classroom kids can experience the beauty, mystery and greatness of the Pyramid of Kukulkán (Sp.: El Castillo, En.: The Castle) and El Caracol (En.: The Observatory), pyramids of the Ancient Maya.

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