LO: To use dates when sequencing events and periods of time
Can you order the events and create your own timeline?
Watch the video introducing the Maya Civilisation and make a note of key facts and dates.
Create a timeline of Maya events. Then look at both timelines you have created, what is happening at the same time?
Learning Objective: To compare behaviours (sports) between the Maya and now
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
Use everything you have learnt to write your own set of instructions for a game of Pok-ta-Pok.
Learning Objective: To understand that cocoa was important in Mayan culture
Read the information below to help you complete the corn Vs chocolate task.
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Learning Objective: To understand the Mayan writing system and make comparisons
List any similarities you can find between our writing system and the Maya writing system.
Read the information about Maya writing. Use what you have read to answer the questions.
Watch the video to see how to write using the Maya alphabet.