NOVA> [NOVA Teachers] April 15, 2003

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Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 09:53:40 -0400
From: owner-nova-teachers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (NOVA)
To: nova-teachers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (NOVA Teachers)
Subject: [NOVA Teachers] April 15, 2003

Hello Educators,

In next week's repeat broadcast of NOVA's "Search for the Lost Cave
People," join archeologists as they search caves in the Rio la Venta
Gorge, Central America, for artifacts that could reveal insights into
Zoque and Mayan civilizations.

In the coming weeks:

Apr. 22 -- Secret of Photo 51

Apr. 29 -- varies (check your local listings)

May   6 -- Avalanche! (R)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site
E-mail: Karen_Hartley@xxxxxxxx

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NOVA Presents "Search for the Lost Cave People" (R)
Broadcast: April 15, 2003
(NOVA usually airs Tuesday nights. Check your local listings.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

      Before and After
      See before and after excavation photos and
      learn more about the following Central American
      ruins: Tikal, Copan, Palenque Palace, Temple of
      the Sun, and Temple of the Warrior (Chichen
      Itza). (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      Future Ruins
      Play a video clip of a recently discovered
      ancient Zoque site, built about 1000 years ago,
      to see what it may have looked like before the
      jungle swallowed it -- and how it could appear
      again if restored to its former glory.
      (RealPlayer or QuickTime plug-in required.)
      (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

      Archeologist Thomas Lee
      Learn why the Zoque are important, how their caves
      were found, and the significance of some of the
      items unearthed in this interview with one of the
      team's archeologists. Note: This interview contains
      information about child sacrifice. Please preview it
      to determine its appropriateness for your classroom.
      (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      Be an Archeologist
      Reassemble a pile of pot shards and learn why clay
      is such a popular material in this online activity.
      (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

      Teacher's Guide
      In this printable activity, students examine
      primary source documents to draw inferences
      about 17th-century American colonists.
      (Grades 6-8, 9-12.)

      Sign up for free printed versions of the NOVA
      Teacher's Guide at:

      NOVA News Minute
      Use this news clip to introduce students to a
      science topic related to this week's program.
      Available when the program airs. Transcript
      included. (QuickTime or RealVideo plug-in

      Program Transcript
      The site includes a complete narration for this program.

Plus Resources.

Folk music - sung during the days before there was a music
industry when the role of music was about your life -
about the life and times that most of us don't experience
anymore and when the music was sung because it helped
people through it and sustained them.

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Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

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