Native Americans: Maya
These sites are about the regions, lifestyle, history, art, and religion of the Mayan people. Students can view Flash movies, videos, maps, and photographs. Included are two eThemes on Native Americans and chocolate.
Students can read this encyclopedia information on the Mayan people of Mexico and Central American. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Mexico Connect: Maya Civilization
This site has numerous photographs and a map. NOTE: The site includes ads.
The Science Museum of Minnesota published this site which contains many photographs and activities.
Nova: Lost King of the Maya
This site is rich in content. Students can explore videos of Copan, look at maps, and read Maya hieroglyphs. Click on "Teacher's Guide" or "Resources" for additional information.
Why Do Civilizations Fall?
Click on "The Maya" for information on the mysterious collapse of the Mayan empire.
National Geographic: Maya Tomb Ransacked
Read about these thieves and the items that were stolen from "Copan's Red Lady."
AncientWeb.com: Ancient Mexico
This site has Flash presentations and maps of Mesoamerica. Scroll to the bottom of the page for information on the Maya and their culture. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Maya Hieroglyphic Writing
This site has information and many examples of Mayan glyph drawings.
Windows to the Universe: Mythology of the Mayas
This astronomy site relates the Mayan gods to astronomical bodies.
Nova: Search for the Lost Cave People
This site chronicles the search for the remains of the people that preceded the Maya.
Ancient Mesoamerican Architecture
Students can view photographs of many different Mayan cities.
eThemes Resource: Native American Culture
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.
eThemes Resource: Chocolate
These sites cover many aspects of chocolate, including the history of chocolate, cacao plantations, how chocolate is made and why many people crave chocolate. Also includes a virtual tour of a chocolate factory as well as photos, illustrations, interactive games and audio and video files.
eThemes Resource: Ancient Civilizations: Maya
These websites are about the Mayas and their culture. There are lesson plans, maps, timelines, quizzes, and cartoons. There is information about their culture, government, religion, and more.
eThemes Resource: Ancient Western Civilizations
Explore the ancient civilizations of the Maya, Inca, Aztec, Cahokia, and Anasazi. Includes pictures, audio clips of music, and 360-degree virtual realities.
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