ERIC Number: ED419734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Maya: A Simulation of Mayan Civilization during the Seventh Century.
This simulation allows students to explore the lives of the great rulers of the Mayan culture. Students learn the mysterious history of the Maya by decoding glyphs, investigating the unusual religion of the Maya, unraveling the complex Mayan calendar, and discovering the Mayan number system's secret meanings. Specific cooperation skills are taught and practiced to foster collaborative skills. Students are divided into teams and provided with three types of goods they produce in order to trade and create comparative advantage. Daily meetings by the teams assess the team achievement. The simulation concludes with a final grand ceremony based on the knowledge gained from the study of the culture. (Includes a student guide.) (EH)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Learning Strategies, Maya (People), Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Interaction Publishers, Inc., DBA Interact, 1825 Gillespie Way, 101, El Cajon, CA 92020, telephone: 619-448-1474 ($35).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico