Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourself: Learn Some Hands-On History

Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourself: Learn Some Hands-On History

Paperback Build It Yourself (Paper)

By (author) Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt

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  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 252mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: White River Junction
  • ISBN 10: 0977129462
  • ISBN 13: 9780977129461
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 1,091,212

Product description

The amazing accomplishments of the ancient Maya as well as the Maya currently living in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are highlighted in this collection of 25 creative, educational, hands-on projects. Covering everything from the 20-base numbering system to the Maya's extensive trade relationships, kids learn about appeasing the gods with a "jade" ceremonial mask, language development with a screen-fold book for drawings and hieroglyphs, and Maya astronomy with a sand art picture of the cosmos. Informative text and sidebars teach about the Maya's impressive achievements in science, math, language, music, medicine, and architecture; and their daily activities and management of natural resources.

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Author information

Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt is an award-winning freelance writer who has contributed to American Profile, Family Circle, HR Innovator, Ladies Home Journal, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Art: Careers for the Twenty-First Century, Law: Careers for the Twenty-First Century, and Military: Careers for the Twenty-First Century. She lives in Buffalo, New York.

Review quote

"A fascinating exploration of the ancient Maya people ... packed with colorful details." -- The Buffalo News "A wealth of data." -- Children's Literature "A first-hand look at the daily lives of Central America's most advanced ancient civilization ... a helpful tool for educators." -- Curriculum Review

Table of contents

Introduction; Uncovering an Ancient Legacy; Kings; Priests & Healers; Merchants; Farming & Food; Women & Weaving; Maya Children; Gods & Sacrifices; Pok-A-Tok; Numbers; Calendars; Majestic Builders; Hieroglyphs; The Maya Codices; Artistic Flair; Jewellery; Pottery; Glossary; Resources; Index.