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9th Honors 10.20.14
  • Turn in
  • The Miniature Earth Reflection
  • Take out
  • Planner, additional notes, pen/pencil
  • Todays Learning Objectives
  • I can describe how civilizations in Mesoamerica
    began to take shape.
  • Todays Agenda
  • How did folks settle in Mesoamerica?
  • The Olmec and Zapotec Civilizations
  • HW
  • Maya ReadingNotes
  • Textbook Pg. 191 (Online)
  • In a paragraph What can we begin to understand
    about the civilizations based on what youre
    seeing? What do you predict is coming next?

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In pairs
  • How did people arrive in the Americas?
  • What can you tell about Latin America just by
    looking at it?
  • Make predictions
  • 3. Where will civilizations arise?
  • 4. What are some problems that you see?
  • 5. Will the civilizations be more powerful than
    civilizations developing in Europe? Why?

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Bering Strait Land Bridge 18-12,000 YA
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The Olmec (1200 bc-400bc) The Mother Culture
  • Controlled important trading routes.
  • Rubber
  • The Rubber People
  • Stone

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Olmec Heads
17 discovered thus far Believed to be a likeness
of their leader of the time. No metal tools or
wheela great distance to transport the massive
rocks to be carved.
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Ball Game
  • Solid rubber ball, NO HANDS
  • Origin of game traced back to mythology
  • Keep coolDont lose your head!

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The Olmec
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The Zapotec (1000bc-600ad)
  • Agriculture (Corn, squash, beans)
  • Calendar
  • Hieroglyphic writing
  • City Builders

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The Zapotec
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The Zapotec
  • The Cloud People
  • Benefitted from geography capital (Monte Albon)
    was built in area overlooking the 3 main
    valleyselevation of about 1200 feet
  • Believed to have at least 15 other urban centers
  • At its height, population of Monte Albon may
    have reached 25,000
  • 19th Century London was about 20,000
  • Polytheistic
  • Decline did not seem violentremnants of the
    civilization

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9th Honors 10.20.14
  • Turn in
  • The Miniature Earth Reflection
  • Take out
  • Planner, additional notes, pen/pencil
  • Todays Learning Objectives
  • I can describe how civilizations in Mesoamerica
    began to take shape.
  • Todays Agenda
  • How did folks settle in Mesoamerica?
  • The Olmec and Zapotec Civilizations
  • HW
  • Maya ReadingNotes
  • Textbook Pg. 191 (Online)
  • In a paragraph What can we begin to understand
    about the civilizations based on what youre
    seeing? What do you predict is coming next?
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