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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.

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.

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

Play Bul: Recreate the Ancient Maya warrior game of chance. For a description of the game and how to play click here, for more info click here.

Weaving: Build a simple backstrap loom and weave the way the Maya did. Project instructions here.

Free Maya Lesson Plans

On our website

We search the web to find the best free Maya Lesson Plans available. If you've come across any that we haven't we'd apprecite it if you let us know.  Also, we're always delighted to post any of your students Jaguar Stones and Maya related artwork, writing and projects on our website.