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Exploring Mayan Mysteries

Let the exploration begin! The lessons below feature topics and themes from Mayan Mysteries, an educational online game from Dig-It! Games that takes students on an exciting journey to the ancient Maya civilization. The game content supports national education standards and includes a Teacher Management System for tracking students' progress.

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lesson plans
Lesson 1: Maya Map
Launch this unit with a map exercise to familiarize students with the location of four ancient Maya sites using a current-day map.

Lesson 2: Ancient Artifacts
Using text clues and images, students identify ancient artifacts from the Maya civilization.

Lesson 3: Maya or Myth?
Challenge your students to test their knowledge about ancient Maya culture, traditions, and beliefs with this true or false quiz.

Lesson 4: Temple in Tikal: Ancient Architecture
Students explore the concept of step pyramids and use their math skills to determine how to construct a nine-level pyramid.

NEW! Lesson 5: Maya Number System
Explore the Maya number system with students and challenge them to calculate math problems using this base-20 numeric system.

NEW! Lesson 6: Maya Water Management
Students use math skills to examine systems the Maya created for managing water supplies.

National Education Standards

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