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By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt, Tom Casteel

Age diversity: nine - 12 years the fantastic accomplishments of the traditional Maya in addition to the Maya presently residing in Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula are highlighted during this selection of 25 inventive, academic, hands-on initiatives. overlaying every little thing from the 20-base numbering approach to the Mayas large exchange relationships, little ones know about appeasing the gods with a «jade» ceremonial masks, language improvement with a screen-fold publication for drawings and hieroglyphs, and Maya astronomy with a sand paintings photograph of the cosmos. Informative textual content and sidebars educate in regards to the Mayas striking achievements in technology, math, language, song, medication, and structure and their day-by-day actions and administration of average assets.

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Simply place 15 kernels of corn in a straight line, each about 2 inches apart, horizontally between you and your opponent. As you play, you will move your 5 game pieces in the spaces between the corn kernels. means a game piece moves to the first space from his or her end of the game board. The second player then throws the corn and enters the board from his or her end, so that the opposing game pieces are moving toward each other. On the second roll, players can either move the first game piece farther down the row, or add a second game piece to the board.

After you have finished poking in all the nails, carefully wrap the tape all the way around the tube to hold the nails in place. 4 Cut two circles of paper just a little bigger than the ends of the tube. Put one of the paper circles over one end of the tube using a rubber band. Cover the circle and rubber band with tape so the whole end of the tube is sealed shut. ) fine-point black marker or pen 60 or more 1-inch nails heavy-duty tape (masking, packing, or duct tape ) construction paper scissors rubber bands rice or small, uncooked beans paint, markers, other decorations 36 7 Turn your rain stick over again and again, shake it, and tap it.

Unlike the triangleprocessions: A group of people shaped pyramids in Egypt, moving along in the same direction, to the same place, or for the Maya pyramids were flat on same reason. top. he Maya believed their conch shells: Large spiral shells pyramids represented mounthat can be used as horns. tains, and the temples at gourds: The dried and hollowedtheir flat peaks were caves. out shell of plants related to the pumpkin, squash, and cucumber. It was from this height that the Maya felt closest to their gods living in the sky world.

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