Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourself

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 198.1 x 251.5 x 10.2mm | 294.84g
  • Nomad Press
  • White River Junction, United States
  • English
  • b/w illus
  • 0977129462
  • 9780977129461
  • 1,179,744

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"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

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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.

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About Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt

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.

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