Lesson Plan Links

Classic Maya News report - Exploring the relationship between Maya city states in the classic period. Grades 9-12.


PBS - Ancient Maya through Art - explore Maya culture through art, architecture, and the heritage of modern Maya people http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/lessons_plans/ancient-maya-knowledge-through-art-2/


Digging Deeper: J&P Voelkel’s collection of  teachers’ resources and lesson plans, designed to bring alive the Maya world for grades 5-9. http://jaguarstones.com/teachers/lessonplans.html


Doña Marina/Malinche (Cortés’ translator): Traitor, Victim, or Survivor?

A) Lesson plan,  B) Primary source pack


Writing in Maya Glyphs (45 pages, 2.96 MB)

Using Chapter 2 in this PDF, students in grades K-12 can learn to write their names in ancient Maya glyphs.


Play Bul: Recreate the Ancient Maya warrior game of chance. For a description of the game and how to play click here, for more info click here.


Weaving: Build a simple backstrap loom and weave the way the Maya did. Project instructions here.



Free Maya Lesson Pans

We search the web to find the best free Maya Lesson Plans available. If you've come across any that we haven't we'd appreciate it if you let us know.  Also, we're always delighted to post any of your students Jaguar Stones and Maya related artwork, writing and projects on our website.

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