This quarter our topic in Discovery is The Maya. Below you will find a variety of activities to have a go at:
Imagine you are flying over the jungle in a plane and you spot the ruins of an undiscovered Mayan city. Draw a picture of what you might see.
Using https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw/articles/zv4x6yc create a newspaper report about the discovery of Pakal the Great's tomb.
Masks played a central role in Maya culture. They were made for a variety of occasions and purposes. In fact, they were even used to decorate temples. Masks were often inspired by animals; they were vibrant and colourful. The Mayas believed that animals represented the spirits. For example, many Maya often associated strong kings with jaguars.
Mayas were buried with a death mask, which was intended to protect the wearer on their journey to the afterlife. The death mask of King Pakal is one of the most famous Maya artefacts.
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