The Maya

When drought forces you and your mum to leave your village, you set off to find a new life but on route your mum is kidnapped by warriors from Tikal. Along with your friend Ixcel and your pet jaguar Soft Paws, you make your way to Tikal to get your mum back.


In this Experience, your class will learn about:

  • Different Maya societies such as the city kingdom of Tikal versus rural, agricultural life
  • Scientific and mathematical knowledge: astronomy, pyramid-building, calendar and number system
  • Maya religion and culture, including the ball game, sacrifice and the role of the gods
  • Why the Maya civilisation may have declined

Resources for each Experience include:

  • For KS1 & KS2: Recap, Discuss & Quiz; Glossary; Reading Comprehension; Grammar & Punctuation; Writing Opportunities
  • For EYFS: Recap, Create & Play; Word Mat; Actions Storyboard; Song lyrics & mp3s (for some Experiences)