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Teaching Misreading the story of climate change and the Maya

Misreading the story of climate change and the Maya

The earth hasn’t been this warm since before humans evolved. As a result, we don’t quite know how to cope with global warming or what to expect. However, we can learn about coping with climate change by looking to the Maya civilization. The civilization thrived over a thousand years ago in parts of Mexico and Central America. They, too, lived through a period of climate change.

Kenneth Seligson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Dominguez Hills
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did the Maya adapt to climate challenges?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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