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ERIC Number: EJ866637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Ancient Mayan Glyphs
McNally, Ellen
Arts & Activities, v146 n3 p32-33, 42 Nov 2009
The Maya civilization developed from about 300 B.C., predating the Aztecs who flourished in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. One of the challenges of this lesson is to present a cohesive history of the Maya to fourth- and fifth-graders within the context of an art lesson. A glyph is a symbol. A symbol is something that represents something else, like an idea, a concept or a belief. At first experts believed Maya glyphs represented only words and concepts--verbs, nouns, adjectives, numbers, days and months. Later it was suggested that they also represented sounds. This article describes how students combined drawing and printing with a wood block and stamping material to create a "glyph." (Contains 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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