Enrichment Package: Activity 4 -- Comparing Lifestyles: Pre-Visit
This activity involves measurement, simple scale drawings, and use of basic math skills. Students take measurements of their own bedrooms to use as data for their drawings. They will also make a list of personal possessions. These measurements and lists will be used to compare the lifestyles of the students with the lifestyle of the Ancestral Puebloan people, during the on-site and post-visit activities #6 and #8.
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Follow the directions and answer the questions below. Graph paper will be needed to make a scale drawing, and a sheet of blank paper needed for the list.
Did You Know?
The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known.