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Writings of the Ancient Maya

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In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students are introduced to the ancient Mayan civilization through their writings. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a social studies focus on the destruction of many Mayan writings by the Spanish and what archaeologists have learned from the writings that remain. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through a video and interactive activities.

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Funder: Funding for the Walmart Middle School Literacy Initiative on Teachers’ Domain is provided by the Walmart Foundation. Early funding for Inspiring Middle School Literacy was provided by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation.
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