What is the Maya Civilization?

Exploring the Ancient Mayan & Mayan Culture Today

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Maya Monument

Curriculum Snapshot:
Topic:What is the Mayan Civilization?
Themes: Ancient Civilization
Curriculum Areas:History/Social Science
Grade Level(s):7
California Content Standards
History and Social Science
Grade Seven. World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times
HSS.7.7. Students compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean civilizations.
HSS.7.7.1. Study the locations, landforms, and climates of Mexico, Central America, and South America and their effects on Mayan, Aztec, and Incan economies, trade, and development of urban societies.
HSS.7.7.2. Study the roles of people in each society, including class structures, family life, war-fare, religious beliefs and practices, and slavery.
HSS.7.7.4. Describe the artistic and oral traditions and architecture in the three civilizations.

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