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A FILM REVEALING THE BRILLIANT SCIENCE AND CULTURE OF AN ANCIENT P UEBLO I NDIAN PEOPLE OF THE A MERICAN S OUTHWEST Study Guide for Teachers Addressing National Standards in Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, and Geography THE MYSTERY OF CHACO CANYON is broadcast nationally by PBS and internationally by National Geographic and is narrated by Robert Redfor Film and Study Guide are produced by Anna P. Sofaer and the Solstice Project, Inc.,Washington, D.C. STUDY GUIDE FOR TEACHERS The Mystery of CHACO Canyon The Mystery of CHACO Canyon
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STUDY GUIDE FOR TEACHERS Anna P. Sofaer and the Solstice Project, Inc. ©2003 A FILM REVEALING THE BRILLIANT SCIENCE AND CULTURE OF AN ANCIENT P UEBLO I NDIAN PEOPLE OF THE A MERICAN S OUTHWEST Study Guide for Teachers Addressing National Standards in Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, and Geography The Mystery of CHACO Canyon
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CONTENTS About the film, THE MYSTERY OF CHACO CANYON . . . . . . . . . . .1 Using the Study Guide and Addressing National Standards . . . . . . . .2 Summary of THE MYSTERY OF CHACO CANYON: KEY IDEAS . . .4 UNIT I: EXPLORING CHACOAN COSMOLOGY & CULTURE . . . .16 Lesson Plan: Social Studies, Grades 9-12 Review Questions and Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Social Studies Activity 1: Mock Committee Meeting on the Future of a Chacoan Site . . . .24 Social Studies Activity 2: Build a Model of a Chacoan Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Social Studies Activity 3: Write About The Ideas Expressed In THE MYSTERY OF CHACO CANYON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 UNIT II: EXPLORING CHACOAN ASTRONOMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Lesson Plan: Earth and Space Science, Grades 5-8 Review Questions and Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Earth and Space Science Activity 1: Observe the Sun and the Moon, A Science Writing Project . . . .40 Earth and Space Science Activity 2: Use Simple Tools to Determine Cardinal Directions . . . . . . . . . .40 Earth and Space Science Activity 3: Observe the Sun’s Seasonal Movement with Simple Tools . . . . .44 Earth and Space Science Activity 4: Design Your Own Timekeeping Device Using The Sun . . . . . . .46 UNIT III: ENRICHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Grades 5-12 Traditional Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Pueblo Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Art, Symbols, and Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Archaeoastronomy and Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Archaeology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Geology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Ethnobotany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Participants in the Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 National Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 CONTENTS
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ABOUT THE FILM About THE MYSTERY OF CHACO CANYON THE MYSTERY OF CHACO CANYON presents new discoveries about the intricate astronomical knowledge of an ancient Pueblo Indian people, ancestors of today’s Puebl people. Their immense buildings in Chaco Canyon, a remote, barely habitable canyon i northwestern New Mexico, have been the subject of heated archaeological debate for decades. Begun more than a thousand years ago and taking twelve generations to complete, Chaco Canyon was thought to be an ancient trading center. This film, how- ever, shows Chaco Canyon to be the center of a complex ceremonial system involving the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon. Dramatic aerial and time-lapse footage, computer modeling, and interviews with scholars reveal how the Chacoan people designed, oriented, and located twelve massive buildings to express a profound knowledge of an order in the universe. Members of the Zuni, Acoma, and Laguna Pueblos offer insights
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