Lesson plan – Measuring with parts of my body

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Latin America and the Caribbean

This document presents a lesson plan developed using the guide ‘Didactic strategies. A guide for teachers of indigenous education’. It was tested in schools with students, and includes some photos.

The lesson plan draws on Maya (indigenous language) and the measurement system used in the context of the Mayan community. Primary school students learn to identify parts of the body in Spanish and Mayan while also learning how to perform estimates and measurements using different units of measurement to measure objects.