Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Across the Centuries

Lesson at a Glance
Chapter 15, Lesson 2: The Olmec (pp. 400-403)

The Big Idea
Framework Concept: Culture One of the first American civilizations, the Olmec of southeastern Mexico developed the class system, rituals, and networks of trade that are features of a complex society.

Lesson Outline
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