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This is an Overview of the unit with links to the other components

Subjects:

Art, Social Studies  

Grade:

3  

Title – Mesoamerican Glyphs
By – Roberta Reagan
Subject – Social Studies, Art
Grade Level – 3rd grade

UNIT OVERVIEW

Title of Unit:  Glyphs in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

Components:

Supplemental material to be used in this unit:

  • WebQuest site
  • This unit can also be found at this web address: http://php.indiana.edu/~rreagan/3rdgrlesson.html

Actual size of this SandStone block is 4″x2 ¾”; however, the SandStone blocks seem to vary in size, anywhere from 4″x2 ½” to 4″x 3″.
Where to get SandStone: Paradigm SandStone
Phone: 317-770-SAND
P.O. Box 1687
Fax: 317-770-7105
Noblesville, IN 46060-1687
SandStone comes in sizes: 4″x3″x1″,6″x6″x3″,12″x6″x3″

Overview of Lesson 1

· Subject:  Relief Sculpture and Glyphs in Pre-Columbia Mesoamerica
· Emphasis:  Looking and Talking about Mesoamerica and their relief sculpture/glyphs
· Objectives:

1. Understand terms/time period

· Who/what/where/when/why

2. See slide presentation/look at pictures of hieroglyphs and glyphs
3. Materials & medium used/design elements & principles of carvings

· Discussion of what we just saw

4. Compare/Contrast hieroglyphs and glyphs

· What do they mean

· Motivation Activities:

1. Describe what our end project will be and show example

· Lesson Activity:

1. Maya Glyph Sort worksheet

· Evaluation:

1. Ask questions to see if they understand concepts

· Materials, Tools, Visual Resources:

1. Computer linked to TV/internet sites
2. Chalk/chalkboard
3. Concept map:

· Names of peoples
· Terms
· Map of Mexico/locations of peoples

        4.    Visuals
        5.     Pencils/worksheets

Overview of Lesson 2
· Subject:  Symbolic Meaning of Glyphs
· Emphasis:  Choose a glyph to draw/carve
· Objectives:

1. Compare/Contrast hieroglyphs and glyphs

· What do they mean

2.  Talk about the Codex
3. Discuss various animals used in glyphs/focus on jaguar

· Motivation Activity:

· Aztec Picture writing worksheet

· Lesson Activity:

· Draw a glyph of their own

· Evaluation:
· Materials, Tools, Visual Resources:

2. Pencils/worksheets/paper
3. Visuals/books

Overview of Lesson 3
· Subject:  Subtractive/additive elements of sculpture
· Emphasis:  Designing a Glyph of Jaguar
· Objectives:

1. Focus on designing a glyph
2. Graph final design
3. Discussion on using materials/tools

· Motivation Activities/Lesson Activity:

1. Design glyph
2. Draw glyph on a 4″x3″ graph

· Evaluation:
· Materials, Tools, Visual Resources:

1. Pencils/paper/graph paper
2. Visuals/books

Overview of Lesson 4
· Subject:  Carving on SandStone
· Emphasis:  Carve glyph on SandStone
· Objectives:

1. Discussion on using materials/tools
2. Go over safety rules

· Motivation Activity:

1. Show model
2. Demonstrate

· Lesson Activity:

1. Carve glyph on SandStone

· Evaluation:
· Materials, Tools, Visual Resources:

1. Sharpie
2. Plastic knife
3. Stick with point on one end
4. Goggles
5. Newspaper
6. SandStone 4″x3″

Overview of Lesson 5
· Subject:  Finish carving
· Emphasis: Review
· Objectives:

1. Finish carving
2. Review Discussion
3. What did they like/dislike about unit

· Motivation/Lesson Activity:  Finish carving
· Evaluation:

1. Students fill out evaluation
2. Share work
3. Give final comments

· Materials, Tools, Visual Resources:

1. Sharpie
2. Plastic knife
3. Stick with point on one end
4. Goggles
5. Newspaper
6. SandStone 4″x3″

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