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Will America Fall Apart Like the Maya?

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Description: Your research team has been asked to help advise the president on long range planning. What can the U.S. do to avoid the problems that caused the Mayan population to collapse? Are we handling population pressures, environmental, and defence issues in the same way or better than the Mayans? Standard 7.7.2

Author: David McDonald, Fillmore Middle School

Lesson ID: 1268

Mayan Culture

Description: This CyberGuide has five activities exploring Mayan culture through reading selected literuature and reviewing suggested Internet sites. Compare the Mayan folktale, "Rabbit and the Crab" with "The Hare and the Tortoise" using a Venn diagram. Read an article and graph of Mayan Math and then write numbers in Mayan, decipher numbers, identify the base, identify vertical and horizontal writings of Mayan numbers and write simple equations. Read about Play Bul, a Mayan game of chance. Then construct a game board and/or interact with a web site version. Read about Mayan food, construct a collage, and write your name in Mayan glyphs. Standard 7.7.4 and 7.7.5

Author: Jeannette Tanson, San Diego County Office of Education

Lesson ID: 707

The Mayan Empire

Description: Learn about the arts, inventions, daily life, and religious beliefs of the Maya using pre-selected websites. Learn vocabulary and key concepts related to the Mayan culture and through this come to appreciate why the Maya are considered among the most advanced of all ancient civilizations. Standards 7.7.1 and 7.7.2


Lesson ID: 1052

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