KS2 History Maya Civilisation learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers.
Teach your class about the Ancient Mayan Hieroglyphs with these useful display posters, great as a discussion starter or as a handy visual aid.
Toggle text Mayan books are known as codices. These were made from the soft inner bark of trees, in particular the fig tree. Codices were written or painted with fine brushes onto long strips of bark paper that were folded like screens.The codices that remain were probably housed in private collections after being smuggled out of the Maya area sometime after the arrival of the Spanish. There are four known codices, but some historians question if the Grolier Codex is real for a number of reasons. The other three codices are named after the places in which they are kept today.Thanks to images in Mayan codices, ancient manuscripts, we know a little about Chaac from a time before the Spanish arrived. Chaac is the brother of the sun god, Kinich Ahau. Legend has it that the.
Classic Period - The golden age of the Maya civilization running from 250 AD to 900 AD. Codex - A type of book written by the Maya that was created by one long sheet of paper that was then folded like an accordion. Glyph - A symbol used in writing. Haab' - The Maya solar calendar that was used to measure time and had 365 days.
An introduction to the ancient Maya The Maya civilisation began long ago in a place called ' Mesoamerica '. This huge area is made up of Mexico and part of Central America.
Cracking the Maya Code. The story behind the centuries-long decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphs Airing April 8, 2008 at 9 pm on PBS Aired April 8, 2008 on PBS.
Critics said it looked unlike any other known Mayan codex and was too simplistic to be real. It changed hands several times until 1974, when an antiques collector donated it to the Mexican authorities to establish its authenticity. Years passed, and many continued to doubt the so-called Mayan Codex.
Mayan Masks A Symbol of Divinity. Mayan masks were representations of Mayan gods, as well as part of a very sacred funeral ritual in the Mayan Classic Period from 250 to 900 AD.These were placed over the face of an important ruler when he died. Mayan masks endowed the rulers with the status of a divine being as the “Tree of the Universe”.
An action-packed adventure novel filled with suspense and excitement, with a good level of depth for upper KS2. This book, which is the first in a popular series, tells the story of fourteen-year-old Max, who finds himself on a quest to rescue his archaeologist parents from the Maya underworld and to save the world from the Lords of Death.
Maya medicine concerns health and medicine among the ancient Maya civilization.It was a complex blend of mind, body, religion, ritual and science.Important to all, medicine was practiced only by a select few, who generally inherited their positions and received extensive education.These shamans acted as a medium between the physical world and spirit world.
Find information about the Mayan system of writing, numbers and calendars. This guide is useful for the KS2 topic of the Mayan Civilisation.
Teach your class all about the Mayans with this fun and simple glossary resource! Covering kings and lords, statues, city-states and more. Covering kings and lords, statues, city-states and more. Included are 4 resources in A4 printable format, covering a range of key terms.
These people kept the Mayan culture and traditions; the Maya still live in the region today. Modern Maya men performing a ritual before a ball game Teachers: If you're looking for more in-depth resources to teach the Maya to your class, check out our KS2 cross-curricular Maya Topic with lesson plans, slideshows and printable resources.
Ancient Maya Hieroglyphs Display Posters (3 member reviews) Classic Collection. Loved using this with the kids to make their own Mayan codices! My students noted that two glyphs are labelled with the definition 'shield',. Key Stage 2 - Year 3, 4, 5.