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Achievements of the Mayan People.

Achievements of the Mayan People.

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Author: tracey kasavich-taber
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Ca Standard 7.7.5:  Describe the Meso-American achievments in mathematics and astronomy, including the developement of the calender and the Meso-American knowlege of seasonal changes to the civilization's agricultural system.

CCSS:  RH Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12.  Grades 6-8 Student #2.  Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summery of the source distinct from prior knowlegde or opinion.

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Tutorial

Read article Ancient Maya, think about how they developed as a society. (do not click arrows to play videos)

Mayans also had a calender based on 19 months, 18 months with 20 days each and 1 month with only 5 days.

Read this article on Mayan Farming.

Mayan achievements

watch this video to learn more about Mayan achievments