Saturday, July 11, 2020

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Ancient Maya Beauty Secrets”

by Skool Aid Products
6th - 9th Grade

The ancient Maya were a complex and intriguing civilization. Even their beauty treatments set them apart from other civilizations. What did the ancient Maya consider beautiful and desirable, was it the same or similar to beauty standards in modern America? This presentation is geared towards getting students discussing and comparing the similarities and differences between us and the ancient Maya.

This 15 slide PowerPoint presentation has presenter’s notes included on 9 slides. Students compare and contrast Mayan beauty standards with their own and discuss the question “if pain and beauty really do go together.” Discussions and writing opportunities are built into the presentation. This entire presentation is a subsection of an in-depth 290 slide thematic PowerPoint Unit presentation on Mesoamerican Civilization Thematic Unit PowerPoint Presentation with 157 slides of presenter’s notes. It covers the Olmec, Maya and the Aztec civilizations and is available for purchase on this site.
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Product format:

PowerPoint Show made in 8.1
Features include: slide sorter, laser pointer, digital pen, high lighter, and presenter’s notes. This makes it possible to add or highlight notes directly onto the slides. It is possible to check out these features on the preview, by right clicking on the screen. A tool box will appear so that you can experiment with the various tools.


15 slides
9 presenter’s notes
1 writing opportunity
1 type of graphic organizers
-Venn diagram
2 class discussions
Common Core Standards: RI 7.1, RH 6-8.4, RH 6-8.7, SL 7.1, SL 7.2, WHST 6-8.1, WHST 6-8.10


1 class period

Other Mesoamerican civilization presentations available from Skool Aid Products:
Olmec Civilization PowerPoint Show

Mayan History PowerPoint Presentation

The Aztec Civilization PowerPoint Show


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