Activity Overview

There are many interesting Mayan cities, sites, religious practices, and leaders that students could research for a poster project. This poster focuses on the famous Mayan city Chichen Itza. Students will research this fascinating city and find at least four facts to fill in the bubbles. Then they can use the artwork provided to create a scene! Their finished posters could be presented digitally, printed out to add to a portfolio or hung around the room.

There are many poster templates to pick from if students wish to start with a different layout or complete their poster on a different topic. Teachers can add multiple templates to the example to provide some structure, or direct students to the template page to pick for themselves. They can also edit the existing template and add or remove art as desired for different scaffolding.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Research the fascinating city of Chichen Itza. Fill in the poster with at least four interesting facts and create a decorative scene!

Student Instructions:

  1. Choose a person, city, or religious practice,.
  2. Using school resources, conduct some research and learn more about Chichen Itza.
  3. On the poster, include four important facts such as where it is located, when it was built, major sites.
  4. Use the characters, items and animals provided to create a scene at Chichen Itza! You may change the size, poses and colors. You may also search for more assets using the search bar.

Requirements: Four facts and a scene that includes at least 5 assets.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/6] Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.


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