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Showing Grade 7, Unit 7a, The Mayas
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Mystery of the Maya

http://www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mminteng.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Deep within the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala lie the fabled temples and palaces of the Maya. While Europe was in the midst of the Dark Ages, these innovative people had charted the heavens, evolved the only true writing system native to the Americas and were masters of mathematics and calendrics. Without advantage of metal tools, beasts of burden or even the wheel, they constructed vast cities with an astonishing degree of architectural perfection and variety. Their legacy in stone, which has survived in a spectacular fashion at places such as Palenque, Tikal, Tulum, Chich n Itz , Cop n and Uxmal, lives on as do the seven million descendants of the classic Maya civilization. Standards 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.4. and 7.7.5

Comments: This site by the Canadian Museum of Civilization was developed to support the Imax film of the same name but is rich enough to stand on its own. It is in English and French.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2233

People of Mexico: Timeline Overview

http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/history.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This timeline chart lines up, side by side, events in Mexico, Europe, and U.S. and the World so students can see what else was happening during various stages of Latin American civilization. Mexican events are hyperlinked. The chart is strongest for study of the early centuries. Standards 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3, and 11.9.3

Comments: This is a good graphic for putting Mexico's history in the context of what was happening around the world.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2425

Welcome to Maya Adventure

http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/ma/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: From the Science Museum of Minnesota, this site highlights science activities and information on the Maya. Standard 7.7.5

Comments: This site has a lot to explore. Don't pass it by just because it takes a while to load up.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3437

Why Do Civilizations Fall? Mesopotamia, Mali and Songhai, and the Maya

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/collapse/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Explore the collapse of four ancient civilizations, including Mesoptamia. Are there common reasons for such collapses? Written in student friendly text with links to related and valuable resources. Standards 6.2.0 general, 7.7.0 general, and 7.4.0 general

Comments: Connects to some difficult primary source sites.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3460

Ancient Indian Art in the Americas

http://www.artic.edu/artaccess/AA_Amerindian/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Chicago Institute of Art site has a nice collection of art and artifacts from Indigenous Peoples in the Americas. There is also some background information and maps. Standard 5.1.2, 7.7.2

Comments: The materials are limited in numbers but they are well displayed for classroom use.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 243

Caracol

http://www.caracol.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site is devoted to the once thriving Mayan settlement at Caracol in what is now Belize. Join archaeologists Diane and Arlen Chase and their children as they ask "Why did the Mayans disappear nearly a thousand years ago?" What was it like to live during Mayan times?" There are journals, pictures and timelines here as well as interesting tidbits from the children and their archaeologist parents about how life works at an archaeological dig. Standards 7.7.1, 7.7.2 and 7.7.4

Comments: There is more about doing archaeology than about the Mayans at this University of Central Florida site, but it is still fascinating.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 597

Mayan Folktales

http://www.folkart.com/folktale/folktale.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are six Mayan folktales tranlated by Fernando Pe alosa. These stories were told to Fernando Pe alosa by don Pedro Miguel Say, a famous Q'anjob'al storyteller from San Miguel Ac tan, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Standard 7.7.4

Comments: These are easy to read folktales and an excellent resource for Readers Theatre.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2125

Mayan Fonts

http://babel.uoregon.edu/yamada/fonts/mayan.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site allows you to download a 284K Apple file of Mayan fonts for your computer. Standard 7.7.5

Comments: Having this font style for your students during the study of the Mayans could lead to interesting assignments.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2126

Mayans

http://www.gorp.com/gorp/location/latamer/arc_maya.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are photos and maps of Mayan ruins in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras with lots of info about the culture, language and history of the people. Standard 7.7.1, 7.7.4 and 7.7.5

Comments: Great information about location. Pictures replace a thousand words.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2127

Search for the Lost Cave People

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/laventa/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In 1997, an international group of archaeologists ventured into the Chiapas region of Mexico to search for the remains of a little-known civilization that preceded the Maya. In caves hundreds of feet above the Rio la Venta, and in an ancient complex swallowed by the jungle, the team found astonishing archaeological treasures. Explore this Web site, and find out more for yourself. Standard 7.7.2, 7.7.4, and 7.7.5

Comments: This site was developed by the Nova program on PBS, available onvideo.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2734

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