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Maya Civilisation

 

Monday

LO: To use dates when sequencing events and periods of time

Miss. H

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Starter Activity

Task 1 

Can you order the events and create your own timeline? 

Task 2

Watch the video introducing the Maya Civilisation and make a note of key facts and dates.

Task 3

Create a timeline of Maya events. Then look at both timelines you have created, what is happening at the same time?

Task 4
Look carefully at the artifact below and complete the layers of inference task.

 

Tuesday

Learning Objective: To compare behaviours (sports) between the Maya and now

Miss. H

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Task 1

Read the Pok-ta-pok fact sheet to find out about the game. Then watch the video to see what it looks like.

Compare Pok-ta-pok with football

Similarities Differences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task 2 

Use everything you have learnt to write your own set of instructions for a game of Pok-ta-Pok. 

 

Wednesday

Learning Objective: To understand that cocoa was important in Mayan culture

Miss. H

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Task 1

Task 1 

Read the information below to help you complete the corn Vs chocolate task.

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Challenge: If you have the ingredients, you could have a go at making Maya hot chocolate!
Thursday - We would normally have PPA in school so follow the Spanish, Music and PE lessons for today.

 

Friday

Learning Objective: To understand the Mayan writing system and make comparisons

Miss. H

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Task 1

List any similarities you can find between our writing system and the Maya writing system.

Maya writing

The Maya invented a system of writing unlike anything before or since.

Task 2 

Read the information about Maya writing. Use what you have read to answer the questions.

Task 3

Watch the video to see how to write using the Maya alphabet.

Dr. Mark Van Stone - How Maya Hieroglyphs are written - Demonstration

Now have a go at writing your own name using the Maya alphabet.
If you find it too tricky, just have a go at copying some of the tiles.

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