Incan and Mayan Temples Poster

Lesson #9984

Design a bulletin board to demonstrate learning about Incan and Mayan civilizations.

Grade Level:
3-5, 6-8

Design a chart or bulletin board for lessons on ancient and modern civilizations. Create a die-cut world map and decorate with die-cut artifacts, landmarks or symbols to represent communities and regions. Use pushpins and string to connect the images with their locations on the map. This visual aid can lead to lessons about societies, their similarities and contributions to a global culture over time.

Create interactive bulletin boards with die-cut continents and landmarks to teach lessons on ancient civilizations.

12892-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - North America - Large 12894-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - South America - Large 28999-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Incan Temple - Large 29005-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Mayan Temple #2 - Large

Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Adhesive Letters, Black Marking Pen, Bulletin Board, Char Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue, Poster Board, Pushpins, Ribbon, String, Yarn

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut North America and South America from several colors of construction paper. Cut away parts of one color and layer on a whole piece. Adhere to embellish.
  2. Die-cut the Mayan Temple #2 and Incan Temple from colored construction paper. Highlight with colored pencils or crayons. Adhere the landmarks on solid construction paper and label each image in the upper right-hand corner. Mat onto black paper.
  3. Adhere the continents and landmarks to blue chart paper, poster board or bulletin board. To make interactive, attach with pushpins so images can easily be removed.
  4. Stretch a string, ribbon or piece of yarn from the landmark to its location on the corresponding continent and attach with pushpins.
  5. Create a title and attach to the completed visual aid. Label large bodies of water and continents as desired (see Main Photo).

Social Studies: People, Places and Environments

Pre-K-12: Standard 3

  • Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of people, places and environments. The study of people, places and human-environment interactions assists learners as they create their spatial views and geographic perspectives of the world. Geographic concepts become central to learners' comprehension of global connections as they expand their knowledge of diverse cultures, both historical and contemporary.

National Council for the Social Studies, Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Washington, D.C.: NCSS, 1994). This book may be purchased by calling 800-683-0812. Electronic copies of it are not available.

Source:Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

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