Around the World in 80 Treasures Episode 2 Lesson Plan Questions
Episode 2: Mexico to America
Treasure 9: PalenqueWhat culture lived at Palenque?MayanHow were the Mayans sophisticated?Developed calendar, astronomersHow were they savages?Human sacrifice/blood sacrifice, danced around in skins of sacrificed, pulled heart out while still beatingHow did the kind and queen give blood sacrifice?King slit penis and queen cut tongueTreasure 10: The Giants of TulaWhat culture made these Giants?ToltecsWhere were the statues found?In a trenchWhat are they believed to have been used as/represent?Columns of a temple, guardians of the godTreasure 11: Man, Controller of the UniverseWhat does this painting represent?Man looking into future to select the world he wants to live in, conflict of communism and capitalismDid the painter support capitalism or communism?CommunismDid his lifestyle agree with the side he supports in his painting?NoTreasure 12: 1851 Navy Colt RevolverHow did this revolver change the world?Hand gun that shot multiple shots without reloading, soldiers got to keep them after Civil War and went West with themTreasure 13: Mesa VerdeHow old is Mesa Verde?About 1,000 yearsWho may have lived at Mesa Verde?AnasaziWhat is a kiva?Underground circular room, family gathering roomTreasure 14: MonticelloWho built Monticello?Thomas JeffersonHow is Monticello a symbol of freedom/American national identity?Combination of different styles, expression as individuality by combining the stylesWhat is one of the dark secrets of Monticello/Jefferson’s beliefs?He had slaves, supported forced removal of Native AmericansTreasure 15: The Statue of LibertyHow is this symbol of freedom contradictory?Stair up to crown viewing platform is closed, turning away of immigrants at nearby Ellis IslandWho is one of the designers of the Statue of Liberty?Gustav Eiffel, Auguste BartholdiTreasure 16: The Seagram BuildingWhat is one of the skyscrapers he did not choose as a treasure?Chrysler, Empire, Flat IronWhat is part of the beauty of this building?Less is more, simplicity
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