The Ancient Mayas, why were they so important?
People have known very little about this society until recent excavations. We study this ancient civilization to find reasons why the Maya were such a significant society. The question is deliberately open ended allowing you to form your own opinions. There are no ‘right’ answers, at this stage. This is your opportunity to become independent learners, to ask the questions and to find the answers yourself. In secondary school, you will spend a lot of time working things out for yourselves. What do you think are the most important aspects of this civilization? What have we learnt from them?
After finding out about the Mayas, you could;
Find out about the Maya Timeline (Click here)
The timeline of the Maya Civilization is often divided up into three major periods: the Pre-classic Period, the Classic Period, and the Post-classic Period.
History - Who Were the Maya?
BBC Bitesize (Click here) to find out about the Ancient Mayas and their lives. Topics include:
Geography - Find out about the homeland of the Maya (Click here)
Maths - The Maya Number System (Click here)