Well of Sacrifice
7 Communication Arts
Layered Curriculum Designed by
Mrs. Debbie Anne B. Barretto
Ronald H. Brown Charter School
Eveningstar Macaw goes into the jungle to gather some medicinal plants
for her mother. In the jungle, she saw the savages. One of the savages,
saw her, but did not betray her to the others. Eveningstar runs
home, and tells her brother, Smoke Shell.
Feather Dawn’s beauty is described. Smoke Shell and the other warriors
came back, with the savages as captives. The savages will be offered as
sacrifice, but Small will be spared, since he didn’t betray Eveningstar.
The bloodletting of Smoke Shell and Eveningstar. Smoke Shell and
Eveningstar talks with King Flint Sky God. Smoke Shell is appointed
lord because of what he has done for the people. The high priest, Great
Skull Zero thinks that Smoke Shell should be punished because he did
not follow the art of warfare.
Smoke Shell and his family became part of the nobility. Smoking
Squirrel tells the story of the Hero Twins, then the Mayan people have
the reenact the story in a ballgame.
The savages are sacrificed, and it is believed that it will bring the
world into balance.
The Mayan people engage in a bloodletting ceremony. They draw their own
blood to honor the gods and to feed them.
Small finds himself in conflict with the other Savages. Eveningstar and
her mother help them out.
The Mayan way of life is described, particularly the Mayan calendar,
natural resources, and commerce.
Eveningstar and other 12-year old girls and 14-year old boys undergoes
a rite of passage into adulthood. Smoke Shell marries Double Bird, and
Feather Dawn accepts an offer of marriage.
King Flint Sky God died. He didn’t have any heir. Smoke Shell is one of
the people being considered to be the next king. Great Skull Zero makes
an announcement that the best men of the city will go with King Flint
Sky God to serve him. Smoke Shell is one of the chosen ones; he will be
Eveningstar concludes that Great Skull Zero is acting wrongly.
Eveningstar tries to find Smoke Shell in the Temple of Ah Puch.
Eveningstar Macaw confronts Great Skull Zero before he sacrifices her
Eveningstar Macaw escaped from a tomb in which she has been buried
Eveningstar Macaw visits the outlying villages and discovers the famine
and hardships that the people experiences.
Eveningstar returns to the city. She was captured and condemned by
Great Skull Zero.
Eveningstar is imprisoned and is to be sacrificed. She and Smoking
Squirrel discuss the fate of the city at the hands of Great Skull Zero.
They plan Eveningstar’s escape.
Eveningstar escapes from her captors by drugging a guard.
Eveningstar makes one final attempt to escape, but when Great Skull
Zero threatens to kill everyone in her family, she turns herself in.
Eveningstar Macaw is sacrificed, she is thrown in the Well of
Sacrifice. She survives the fall.
Eveningstar climbs up the slippery wall of the Well of Sacrifice.
Eveningstar begins to carry out a plan to confront Great Skull Zero at
the wedding between him and Feather Dawn.
Eveningstar confronts Great Skull Zero, and he is killed by Smoking
Eveningstar and her family plans to move from the city to a coastal
town. Small, now renamed as Shield, decides to stay with Eveningstar
and her family forever.