Ancient Mesoamerica VBQ 2019-2020
Watch the videos below, listen actively, and answer the questions that follow. Probably the best way to do this is to read first question, start watching, pause once you encounter the information you need to respond to the question, then read next question before pressing play again.
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Ancient Maya 101
Though they existed before and after, the height of Classical Maya civilization was *
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The most important crop of the Maya, which also played a role in their religious beliefs, was *
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Which of the following is NOT one of the advances of the Maya? *
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TRUE OR FALSE: The Maya were not one large empire, but a collection of independent city-states, connected by language, culture, and trade. The city-state of Tikal conquered some of its neighbors, but that was the closest they ever got to an actual empire. *
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TRUE OR FALSE: The Maya no longer exist today. *
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How/why did the Maya civilization collapse? (You can add more to this if you learn more in another video)
Check it out! Modern laser imaging has revealed Mayan cities that were hidden in the rainforest!
Water and Classical Civilizations (Just the Maya part 1:00-5:30)
Keep in mind that you can turn on captions and adjust the speed of playback. If you want a text transcript of the video to read along, click here: https://nerdfighteria.info/v/rP54LFFSZ1Q/
Which modern countries were entirely or partly included in the Maya world?
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The Maya rulers, or "Holy Lords", were both *
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The Maya used irrigation, but since they DID NOT live in a River Valley, they didn't get their water in exactly the same ways. Therefore, their irrigation systems were unique and different. Describe below some of the different strategies the Maya developed to control water. *
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How did the importance of water have an impact on their religion and politics? Why did it sometimes cause problems for rulers? *
How long did this homework take you (not counting breaks or extra credit)? *
OPTIONAL!!! EXTRA CREDIT!!! Olmec and Maya: History of Science (only up to 8:00)
Keep in mind that you can turn on captions and adjust the speed of playback. If you want a text transcript of the video to read along, click here: https://nerdfighteria.info/v/dCBDUDwaeCA/
The Olmecs came before the Maya. What developments did they create that were later adopted and built upon by the Maya? (Optional Extra Credit) *
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(Optional Extra Credit) The Caracol Observatory in Chichen Itza was aligned to *
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What are at least two additional things you learned about Maya civilization, especially science, that you didn't learn from the other two videos? (Optional Extra Credit) *
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