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Nacidos del Maíz-Born from Corn

Nacidos del Maíz es una serie de tres planes de lecciones dinamicas y completas que profundizan en la cosmovisión Maya, no solo en el pasado, sino también como culturas vivas. Trata temas importantes como la identidad, la sostenibilidad, la agricultura y la justicia social. Están diseñadas para estudiantes de grados de K-2, 3ro, 6to y 7-12, y se adaptan tratan de adaptarce a diversas necesidades y estilos de aprendizaje, además de ofrecer oportunidades para colaboraciones interdisciplinarias.

Born from Corn is an engaging and comprehensive series of three lesson plans that delve into Maya cosmovision, not only in the past, but also as living cultures. These important themes such as identity, sustainability, agriculture, and social justice are designed for students in grades K-2, 3rd, 6th, and 7-12, and are tailored to meet diverse needs and learning styles, and can provide opportunities for cross curriculum collaborations.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

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Nacidos del Maíz
para K-2 Grado

Esta lección introducirá el maíz como la fuente de vida y existencia para los pueblos indígenas de las Américas (espedficamente los Maya), las prácticas que todavía están presentes hoy en día y la importante conexión entre cultura, naturaleza y sostenibilidad.

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Colores de la Naturaleza
para K-2 Grado

La segunda lección tratará sobre el color desde una perspectiva indígena (específicamente la de los Maya). Esto incluye literatura, simbolismo, murales, textiles y pinturas estelares. La lección explora los colores y su aparición en el Popol Vuh y el proceso moderno de pigmentos y tintes naturales.

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Comida, Tierra, Poder
para K-2 Grado

Esta lección explora los alimentos nativos del continente americano, la forma en que los alimentos migran de un lugar a otro y cómo los Maya cultivan sus cosechas a través de un sistema agrícola sostenible llamado "La Milpa".

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Born from Corn Lesson
for K-2 Grade

This lesson will introduce; corn as the source of life and existence for the Indigenous people of Americas (specifically the Maya), practices that are still present today, and the important connection between culture, nature and sustainability.

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Colors of Nature
for K-2 Grade

The second lesson will discuss color from an Indigenous perspective (specifically the Maya). This includes literature, symbolism, murals, textiles, and estella paintings. The lesson explores colors and their appearance in the Popol Vuh and the modern day process of natural pigments and dyes.

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Food, Land, Power
for K-2 Grade

This lesson explores foods that are native to the American continent, the ways food migrates from one place to another, and how the Maya grow crops through a sustainable agricultural system called "La Milpa".

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Bilingual Glossary
for K-2 Grade

This glossary covers all three lessons and consent is provided in both English and Spanish.

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Choice Board
Worksheet

This choice board was created to was created with Differentiated Learning, flexibility and adaptability in mind. We hope it can provide a structured yet flexible approach for students to show their learning, allowing them to take ownership of their education while promoting creativity, engagement, critical thinking, and autonomy.

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Hear, Wonder, Comment
Worksheet

The "See-Think-Wonder" chart is a versatile tool used across various subjects to engage students in deeper thinking, encourage critical observation, and stimulate curiosity by guiding them through a structured process of observation, interpretation, and questioning. It's often used with images, texts, videos, or any content that can be observed and analyzed. Developed by Harvard School of Education. Learn more

3rd Grade

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Nacidos del Maíz
para 3er Grado

Esta lección introducirá el maíz como la fuente de vida y existencia para los pueblos indígenas de las Américas (espedficamente los Maya), las prácticas que todavía están presentes hoy en día y la importante conexión entre cultura, naturaleza y sostenibilidad.

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Colores de la Naturaleza
para 3er Grado

La segunda lección tratará sobre el color desde una perspectiva indígena (específicamente la de los Maya). Esto incluye literatura, simbolismo, murales, textiles y pinturas estelares. La lección explora los colores y su aparición en el Popol Vuh y el proceso moderno de pigmentos y tintes naturales.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123718.png

Comida, Tierra, Poder
para 3er Grado

Esta lección explora los alimentos nativos del continente americano, la forma en que los alimentos migran de un lugar a otro y cómo los Maya cultivan sus cosechas a través de un sistema agrícola sostenible llamado "La Milpa".

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Born from Corn
for 3rd Grade

This lesson will introduce; corn as the source of life and existence for the Indigenous people of Americas (specifically the Maya), practices that are still present today, and the important connection between culture, nature and sustainability.

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Colors of Nature for
3rd Grade

The second lesson will discuss color from an Indigenous perspective (specifically the Maya). This includes literature, symbolism, murals, textiles, and estella paintings. The lesson explores colors and their appearance in the Popol Vuh and the modern day process of natural pigments and dyes.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123718.png

Food, Land, Power
for 3rd Grade

This lesson explores foods that are native to the American continent, the ways food migrates from one place to another, and how the Maya grow crops through a sustainable agricultural system called "La Milpa".

Urubamba Province corn_edited.jpg

Bilingual Glossary
for 3rd Grade

This glossary covers all three lessons and consent is provided in both English and Spanish.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123641.png

Choice Board
Worksheet

This choice board was created to was created with Differentiated Learning, flexibility and adaptability in mind. We hope it can provide a structured yet flexible approach for students to show their learning, allowing them to take ownership of their education while promoting creativity, engagement, critical thinking, and autonomy.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123901.png

Hear, Wonder, Comment
Worksheet

The "See-Think-Wonder" chart is a versatile tool used across various subjects to engage students in deeper thinking, encourage critical observation, and stimulate curiosity by guiding them through a structured process of observation, interpretation, and questioning. It's often used with images, texts, videos, or any content that can be observed and analyzed. Developed by Harvard School of Education. Learn more

6th Grade

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Nacidos del Maíz
para 6to Grado

Esta lección introducirá el maíz como la fuente de vida y existencia para los pueblos indígenas de las Américas (espedficamente los Maya), las prácticas que todavía están presentes hoy en día y la importante conexión entre cultura, naturaleza y sostenibilidad.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123827.png

Colores de la Naturaleza
para 6to Grado

La segunda lección tratará sobre el color desde una perspectiva indígena (específicamente la de los Maya). Esto incluye literatura, simbolismo, murales, textiles y pinturas estelares. La lección explora los colores y su aparición en el Popol Vuh y el proceso moderno de pigmentos y tintes naturales.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123718.png

Comida, Tierra, Poder
para 6to Grado

Esta lección explora los alimentos nativos del continente americano, la forma en que los alimentos migran de un lugar a otro y cómo los Maya cultivan sus cosechas a través de un sistema agrícola sostenible llamado "La Milpa".

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123758.png

Born from Corn
for 6th Grade

This lesson will introduce; corn as the source of life and existence for the Indigenous people of Americas (specifically the Maya), practices that are still present today, and the important connection between culture, nature and sustainability.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123827.png

Colors of Nature
for 6th Grade

The second lesson will discuss color from an Indigenous perspective (specifically the Maya). This includes literature, symbolism, murals, textiles, and estella paintings. The lesson explores colors and their appearance in the Popol Vuh and the modern day process of natural pigments and dyes.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123718.png

Food, Land, Power
for 6th Grade

This lesson explores foods that are native to the American continent, the ways food migrates from one place to another, and how the Maya grow crops through a sustainable agricultural system called "La Milpa".

Urubamba Province corn_edited.jpg

Bilingual Glossary
for 6th Grade

This glossary covers all three lessons and consent is provided in both English and Spanish.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123641.png

Choice Board
Worksheet

This choice board was created to was created with Differentiated Learning, flexibility and adaptability in mind. We hope it can provide a structured yet flexible approach for students to show their learning, allowing them to take ownership of their education while promoting creativity, engagement, critical thinking, and autonomy.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123901.png

Hear, Wonder, Comment
Worksheet

The "See-Think-Wonder" chart is a versatile tool used across various subjects to engage students in deeper thinking, encourage critical observation, and stimulate curiosity by guiding them through a structured process of observation, interpretation, and questioning. It's often used with images, texts, videos, or any content that can be observed and analyzed. Developed by Harvard School of Education. Learn more

7-12 Grade

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Nacidos del Maíz
para Grados 7-12

Esta lección introducirá el maíz como la fuente de vida y existencia para los pueblos indígenas de las Américas (espedficamente los Maya), las prácticas que todavía están presentes hoy en día y la importante conexión entre cultura, naturaleza y sostenibilidad.

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Colores de la Naturaleza para Grados 7-12

La segunda lección tratará sobre el color desde una perspectiva indígena (específicamente la de los Maya). Esto incluye literatura, simbolismo, murales, textiles y pinturas estelares. La lección explora los colores y su aparición en el Popol Vuh y el proceso moderno de pigmentos y tintes naturales.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123718.png

Comida, Tierra, Poder
para Grados 7-12

Esta lección explora los alimentos nativos del continente americano, la forma en que los alimentos migran de un lugar a otro y cómo los Maya cultivan sus cosechas a través de un sistema agrícola sostenible llamado "La Milpa".

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Born from Corn
for 7-12th Grade

This lesson will introduce; corn as the source of life and existence for the Indigenous people of Americas (specifically the Maya), practices that are still present today, and the important connection between culture, nature and sustainability.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123827.png

Colors of Nature
for 7-12th Grade

The second lesson will discuss color from an Indigenous perspective (specifically the Maya). This includes literature, symbolism, murals, textiles, and estella paintings. The lesson explores colors and their appearance in the Popol Vuh and the modern day process of natural pigments and dyes.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123718.png

Food, Land, Power
for 7-12th Grade

This lesson explores foods that are native to the American continent, the ways food migrates from one place to another, and how the Maya grow crops through a sustainable agricultural system called "La Milpa".

Urubamba Province corn_edited.jpg

Bilingual Glossary
for 7-12th Grade

This glossary covers all three lessons and consent is provided in both English and Spanish.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123641.png

Choice Board
Worksheet

This choice board was created to was created with Differentiated Learning, flexibility and adaptability in mind. We hope it can provide a structured yet flexible approach for students to show their learning, allowing them to take ownership of their education while promoting creativity, engagement, critical thinking, and autonomy.

Screenshot 2024-01-16 123901.png

Hear, Wonder, Comment
Worksheet

The "See-Think-Wonder" chart is a versatile tool used across various subjects to engage students in deeper thinking, encourage critical observation, and stimulate curiosity by guiding them through a structured process of observation, interpretation, and questioning. It's often used with images, texts, videos, or any content that can be observed and analyzed. Developed by Harvard School of Education. Learn more

 Teaching Tips

Si deseas más información sobre como enseñar estas lecciones en tus clases contáctanos.

Please reach out for more information on how to teach these lessons in your classes.

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Vicky nos da tips

Vicky's tips

  • For more more information on how to teach these lessons in your classes reach out to Artes de Mexico en Utah

  • Read the resource packages thoroughly before teaching them in class. Watch the videos and try to complete the worksheets to use them as examples with your students

  • Spend some time getting familiar with the vocabulary words. You can create a Zine or a small booklet of words for your students to use as a reference.

  • Divide the lessons into different classes; you don't have to teach everything in one day. You can also select images that better suit your students. I suggest trying to use the presentation according to your class's personality, not solely based on the school grade

  • Look for the books and stories we recommend in your library. As a teacher, I've been teaching this topic for several years and I've noticed that students connect better when we tell stories from memory, using our own voice, or when reading from picture books. I really enjoy bringing colorful corn to the class when we read stories. I've also made tortillas and popcorn in class so that students can see how they are prepared and enjoy them while they work.

  • For the Food Unit and the food truck, you can collaborate or add other subjects, such as math, to invite your students to create a small cart by decorating it according to the food they choose to sell.

  • Remember, this is new material, and we still have much to learn and improve. Don't forget to share with us if you find any grammatical or spelling errors. Also, share your successes; we would like to know how your classes are going. Send us photos at...

  • Don't forget to follow us on Artes the Mexico Social media or/and IG @vickylowe_arte for more information

  • We will post opportunities for teacher training on our social media.

  • Si deseas más información sobre como enseñar estas lecciones en tus clases contacta a Artes de Mexico en Utah

  • Lee muy bien los paquetes de recursos antes de enseñarlas en clase. Mira los videos y trata de llenar las hojas de trabajo para usarlas como ejemplo con tus estudiantes.

  • Pasa un poco de tiempo familiarizado con las palabras de vocabulario. Puedes crear un Zine o pequeño librito de palabras para que tus estudiantes las utilicen como referencia.

  • Divide las lecciones en diferentes clases, no tienes que enseñar todo en un día. También puedes seleccionar las imágenes se adapten más a tus alumnos. Se sugiere que intentes usar las presentación de acuerdo a la personalidad de tu clase y no solo con base en el grado escolar.

  • Busca en tu biblioteca los libros y cuentos que te recomendamos. Como maestra, llevo algunos años enseñando este tema y me he dado cuenta de que los estudiantes se conectan mejor cuando les contamos los cuentos de memoria, usando nuestra propia voz, o leyendo desde libros con dibujos. Me gusta mucho llevar maíz de colores a la clase cuando leemos los cuentos. También he hecho tortillas y palomitas en la clase para que los estudiantes vean cómo se preparan y disfrutan mientras trabajan.

  • Para la Unidad de Comida y el carrito de comida puedes colaborar o añadir elementos, como matemáticas e invitar a tus estudiantes a crear un carrito pequeño decorándolo de acuerdo a la comida que eligieron vender.

  • Recuerda que este es un material nuevo y todavía tenemos mucho que aprender y mejorar. No olvides de compartir con nosotros si encuentras algún error gramatical u ortográfico. También comparte tus éxitos, nos gustaría saber cómo te ha ido con estas clases, mándanos fotos a: admin@artesmexut.org

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