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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. Includes a link to eTheme resources on Native Americans: Maya and Ancient Western Civilizations.
Learn about the ballgame that the Mayas and other Mesoamericans played. In the "Explore World" section there is a section on the Mayas that describes their culture, artwork, and how they played the ballgame. Click on "Experience the Ballgame" to play the game.
This website about the Mayas was created by students. Includes information about Maya writing, Maya cities, and the Maya people today. Click on "Our Classroom" for activities and games. The site includes pictures and video clips. NOTE: Needs Shockwave to play some videos.
Read about the Maya's accomplishments in astronomy. The text is for older students and teachers, but there are some interactive features that younger students might enjoy. NOTE: Needs Shockwave to play some videos and contains ads by Google.
Learn some words and rules of the Mayan language. There are audio clips of some simple words and phrases, such as "Yes," "No," and "Thank You." Click on "Continue" at the bottom of the page to learn more Mayan words.
Video: This site has a 13 minute video detailing NASA's research into the ruins of the Mayan civilization. Learn about Mayan architecture and why many ruins have yet to be identified.
NOTE: The video is available for QuickTime, RealPlayer, and Windows Media.