Lesson Plan Links


Ancient Maya - Knowledge through art. Grades 9-12

Classic Maya News report - Exploring the relationship between Maya city states in the classic period. Grades 9-12.

Two Ancient Cities - Comparing an Inca & a Maya city. Grades 9-12.

Digging Deeper: J&P Voelkel’s collection of  teachers’ resources and lesson plans, designed to bring alive the Maya world for grades 5-9.

Doña Marina/Malinche (Cortés’ translator): Traitor, Victim, or Survivor? - A) Lesson planB) Primary source pack

Conquistadors: Cortez and the Aztecs, Pizarro and the Incas, Orellana and the Amazon, Cabeza de Vaca.

Maya Mathematics and Architecture (50 pages, 216 KB)

Students in grades 5-8 explore Maya mathematics and architecture in this cross-curricular unit of eight lessons.

Writing in Maya Glyphs (45 pages, 2.96 MB)

Using Chapter 2 in this PDF, students in grades K-12 can learn to write their names in ancient Maya glyphs.

Lesson Plan Collection  a collection of Maya lesson plans to download in pdf form.

Nasa’s Calendar in the Sky portal with Maya / Astronomy lesson plans

Ballgame.org - four lesson plans linked to the award winning site on the Mesoamerican Ballgame:

1. Paper face masks

2. Clay effigy

3. Headress & Costumes

4. Ballgame figurines

Lesson Plan Links

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