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Mayan beauty standards. A.C. Sandl e r. Standards. Discuss & Reflect. Turn to your neighbor and discuss: -What makes a person beautiful? -Do all cultures have the same standards for beauty? Why or why not? -Do religious beliefs play a role in what is considered beautiful?

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discuss reflect
Discuss & Reflect

Turn to your neighbor and discuss:

-What makes a person beautiful?

-Do all cultures have the same standards for beauty?

Why or why not?

-Do religious beliefs play a role in what is considered beautiful?

Share out as a class.

mayan beauty secrets
Mayan Beauty Secrets
  • The Mayan believed it was important to help a child develop lasting physical beauty traits.
  • So starting in infancy parents would begin beauty treatments for their children.
  • As adults, Mayans would continue the process, seeking out new ways to embellish their bodies.
beauty secrets
Beauty Secrets
  • Heavily based in religion
    • Ritualized deformity seen as beautiful.
      • Crossed eyes

Sun god

They suspended a pearl between the child’s eyes to force them into being permanently cross eyed.

beauty secrets1
Beauty Secrets
  • Heavily based in religion
    • Ritualized deformity seen as beautiful.
      • Crossed eyes
      • Elongated skulls

Formed by placing the infant skull between 2 boards so the skull will elongate.

beauty secrets2
Beauty Secrets
  • Heavily based in religion
    • Ritualized deformity seen as beautiful.
      • Crossed eyes
      • Elongated skulls
      • Inlaid teeth

Holes are drilled in the teeth and precious stones are then set in the holes.

No anesthesia was used during the procedure.

beauty secrets3
Beauty Secrets
  • Heavily based in religion
    • Ritualized deformity seen as beautiful.
      • Crossed eyes
      • Elongated skulls
      • Inlaid teeth
      • Filed teeth

Teeth are filed into pleasing shapes.

beauty secrets4
Beauty Secrets
  • Heavily based in religion
    • Ritualized deformity seen as beautiful.
      • Crossed eyes
      • Elongated skulls
      • Inlaid teeth
      • Filed teeth
      • piercings
common core reading standards for literacy in history social studies
COMMON CORE READING STANDARDS FOR LITERACY IN HISTORY / SOCIAL STUDIES

Key Ideas and Details

2. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

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reflect discuss
Reflect & Discuss
  • Turn to a neighbor and discuss: the similarities and differences in Mayan and American beauty standards.
  • Share out:
    • How are they the same?
    • How are they different?
prewriting
Prewriting
  • Compare the similarities and differences in Mayan and American beauty standards.
  • Fill out the Venn diagram on the following slide.
    • 3 similarities
    • 4 differences
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Beauty Standards

Ancient Maya Modern America

writing
Writing
  • Write 5-10 sentences comparing Mayan beauty practices with that of modern American people.
    • Use at least 3 examples to support each point.
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