Learn about Meso America’s oldest known culture, Olmec. These sites contain images and insights into this ancient culture and influences on later, more known, Meso American cultures. There are also links to eThemes resources highlighting the later Mayan, Aztec, and ancient western civilizations.
This 3-page PDF lesson plan explores the ancient North American cultures of the Olmecs, the Mayans, and the Aztecs; includes: materials, instructional activities, options for lesson differentiation, and class notes.
These sites are about the regions, lifestyle, history, art, and religion of the Mayan people. Students can view Flash movies, videos, maps, and photographs. Included are two eThemes on Native Americans and chocolate.