Keeping up to-date with teaching of the Maya – Archaeologists uncover scoreboard for ancient Maya ball game
In the Archaeological Zone of Chichén Itzá, archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have discovered a…Read More
1. The Mayan settlements were among the largest anywhere in the world in year 1000 In the year 1000 settlements…Read More
Following a brief introduction to locate the Mayan civilization in time and place, stress that we knew very little about…Read More
Mayan civilisation – KQ2 – Reasons why the Maya empire grew – When so much of the land they lived in was mountain and jungle, how did the Maya manage to become so important?
Pupils are able to offer at least 2 valid reasons for its growth e.g. Mayans knew how to grow crops…Read More
Mayan civilisation – KQ3 – What was everyday life in Mayan civilization? How different was it for rich and poor?
Having been introduced to the nature of Mayan society with its clear hierarchy, and having seen various models and artists’…Read More
Mayan civilisation – KQ4 – How can we possibly know what was life like for the Mayan people 1,000 years ago? SMART TASK
Introduction This multi-faceted enquiry ranges from scene-setting story telling, and making deductions (using the strategies Zones of Inference and Prove…Read More
KQ5 If the Maya were so civilized why then did they carry out human sacrifice? SMART TASK Please note that…
Mayan civilisation – KQ5 additional information – Ideas to support your teaching of the Maya religious practices
How will you present cultural practices that differ from our own, such as human sacrifice, as practised by the Maya?…Read More
Mayan civilisation – KQ6 – Why did the Mayan empire decline? How can we solve the riddle of why the Mayan empire ended so quickly?
When there are apparently 88 competing theories about the end of the Mayan civilization where do pupils start? Well, having…Read More
This article comes largely from the Historical Association website https://www.history.org.uk/primary/categories/934/module/8747/resource-sharing-hub-key-stage-2/9839/non-european-society Around 900AD, most of the Maya disappeared from the historical…Read More