By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt, Tom Casteel
Age variety: nine - 12 years the superb accomplishments of the traditional Maya in addition to the Maya presently dwelling in Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula are highlighted during this number of 25 artistic, academic, hands-on tasks. masking every thing from the 20-base numbering procedure to the Mayas large alternate relationships, young ones find out about appeasing the gods with a «jade» ceremonial masks, language improvement with a screen-fold booklet for drawings and hieroglyphs, and Maya astronomy with a sand paintings photo of the cosmos. Informative textual content and sidebars train concerning the Mayas amazing achievements in technology, math, language, tune, medication, and structure and their day-by-day actions and administration of typical assets.
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He gods leading the moon fought a similar battle are believed to have magical or spiritual powers. during the day. In order to have the strength to win self-mutilation: Injury or this daily battle, the gods needed human blood. So the disfigurement to oneself. Maya made sacriices each day to their gods. hey offasting: To eat very little ten made small igurines of their gods, called fetishes, or nothing at all. The Maya which they prayed to. usually did this for religious purposes. Because priests and kings had the most access to the gods, they were expected to ofer up their own blood.
Tie a knot. Spread newspaper over your work surface. 2 Mix the Celluclay powder with water, following the directions on the packaging. Cellulclay acts just like molding clay. Build up the shape of your gourd by applying the clay with your hands. Evenly cover the entire balloon, then set it aside to dry. 3 Use the scissors to cut a hole in one end of the “gourd” to pop the balloon. Enlarge the hole so it is just slightly larger than your SUPPLIES balloons newspaper Celluclay instant papier-mâché paste and water scissors stick (long and thick enough to serve as your gourd rattle handle) dried beans or rice pencil hot glue gun brown, black, yellow paint paint brush spray varnish twine beads (with holes large enough for the twine to go through) 54 4 Hold the gourd between your knees so that the hole is facing the ceiling.
You cannot place two of your own pieces on the same space, but you can land on a space occupied by your opponent! When this happens, cover your opponent’s piece with your piece. On the next throw, move the pieces together toward the end of the board. 3 You also need to make your 5 game pieces. The ancient Maya may have used pieces of cotton, sticks, or stones. You can make yours from clay, but make sure each piece is about the same shape and size and that they can sit atop one another (for this reason flat disc shapes are ideal).