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  1. Sketch an Olmec Community Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico 900 BCE

  2. South Central Mexico Draw two mountains – one on the west side and one on the east side, keep a valley in the middle.

  3. Make a valley between the two mountains.

  4. Draw 6 huts with thatched roofs in the valley.

  5. Draw an opening for each hut.

  6. Draw a string/s of chili peppers drying by the door/s. .

  7. Include house gardens with chili peppers, tomatoes & avocados.

  8. Draw a nearby communal field of corn, beans and squash.

  9. The Three Sisters: companion gardening

  10. Add a communal waste area (midden).

  11. Near the door, add a storage jar and pottery bowl.

  12. Add a pen of turkeys and rabbits

  13. Surround this little community with mesquite scrub and prickly pear cactus.

  14. Draw a water source beginning in the mountains with snow melt. Draw a fire pit here and there

  15. In the distance, draw a towering 8,000’ mountain peak

  16. HOMEWORK:… • Write 3 or 4 journal or diary entries as a young person living in this Olmec community circa 900 BCE. • 1entry=1paragr. • Re-draw your Olmec community and label all you can. Be creative, colorful…