ERIC Number: ED416107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
History through Art and Architecture: The Art and Architecture of the Maya. Teacher's Manual [and] Creative Workbook.
Campbell, Ann; Hoag, John, Ed.
This packet--a teacher's manual, student workbook, and color poster--was designed to accompany a 2-part videotape program. The teacher's manual provides a script of the videotape, and is organized in 2 sections. Part 1, "Kings, Glyphs, Temples and Ball Courts", looks at the written glyph language and the Solar and Ritual calendars of the early Mayans. Carvings from the reign of 18 Rabbits, the 13th King of Copan, are presented along with an explanation of their mythologic content. The significance of the Ball Game, and the Preclassic architecture of Tikal and Yaxchilan are also explored. Part 2, "The Rise and Mysterious Decline of the Maya Kingdoms", looks at the Classic Mayan period. Art focuses on the painted murals at Bonampak and on tomb and temple carvings. The architectural exemplars at Palenque, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza, are examined. The teacher's manual includes a script of the video, suggested lesson plans, a timeline, bibliography, and glossary. The student's "Creative Workbook", includes information sheets, worksheets, activities, maps, diagrams, illustrations, quizzes with answer keys, and Maya syllabic charts. The color poster depicts calendar glyphs with their corresponding deity, exemplars of Mayan stone carvings and architecture, a timeline and map. These materials are appropriate for use with students from grade 5 through adult. (MM)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art Education, Art History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Maya (People), Mythology, Religion, Sculpture, Visual Arts, Written Language
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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