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The Mayans


During Summer Term we are learning all about the 'Malicious Mayans' as part of our History curriculum. Here are a few things to help get us started...


Mayan Gods

The Maya worshiped many Gods. Mayan Gods could change themselves into human and animal shapes. Priests performed different rituals to keep the Gods happy. Can you find out a little more about the Mayan Gods?




How to Look Great Maya

Two Maya hopefuls are signed up for this makeover TV show parody. Children are introduced to traditional male and female Maya outfits and fashion accessories including body paint and hairstyles in two different social groups. The costumes and accessories are realistic, while bonus fashion tips reveal Mayan beauty standards of sloping foreheads and crossed eyes.

Exploring Maya Civilization for Kids

The Maya culture was one of the most powerful and longest lasting civilizations in the history of the world. For thousands of years, they dominated the Yucatán peninsula in Central America. The Maya were fierce warriors who practiced human sacrifice, but they were also scholars, writers, mathematicians, astronomers, and artists.