Lesson: Early Indian Civilizations of the Western Hemisphere
Author: Suzanne G
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Early Indian civilizations (Maya, Western Hemisphere Inca, Aztec, Mississippian) existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans. These civilizations had developed unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices and products.
- Compare characteristics of each of the Indian civilizations including: government, social structures, religion, technology, and agriculture. - Understand civilizations existed before European arrival. - Study basic characteristics of governments, cultures, technologies, and agricultural practices and products.
- Make multiple-tier timelines that can be used to show relationships among events and places. - Research the characteristics of early Indian civilizations of the Western Hemisphere. - Compare and contrast the unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices and products of early Indian civilizations.