By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt, Tom Casteel
Age diversity: 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 inventive, academic, hands-on initiatives. protecting every little thing from the 20-base numbering approach to the Mayas vast alternate relationships, young ones know about appeasing the gods with a «jade» ceremonial masks, language improvement with a screen-fold ebook for drawings and hieroglyphs, and Maya astronomy with a sand artwork photo of the cosmos. Informative textual content and sidebars train concerning the Mayas striking achievements in technological know-how, math, language, tune, medication, and structure and their day-by-day actions and administration of common assets.
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To make the demons happy, the the people. hey made medicinal potions Maya left food out for them. Today, the Maya from animal dung, urine, crocodile and still follow this practice. rooster testicles, bat wings, and live toads. Yuck! But they also prescribed steam baths and used herbs, such as leaves and juice from the agave plant, to brew healing teas. Today, medical researchers are studying ancient Maya remedies. hey hope what they learn will help doctors to treat sick people around the world today.
Enjoy the sound! CHAPTER 6 WOMEN AND WEAVING W hile men were busy in the fields, women worked hard at home. They tended their home gardens and beehives, took care of children, prepared all the family meals, and wove cloth. The looms used by ancient Maya women were called backstrap looms because while one end was tied around a tree, the other end was tied around the weaver’s back. Backstrap looms were small, and they could be very easily carried around and used wherever there was a tree or a post.
Paper towels scissors hot glue gun, glue stick, or stapler raffia or string* medium-sized bowl about the size of your head smaller bowl 35 *Cornhusks can be found at a grocery or craft store, or saved in late summer from corn on the cob. Raffia is available in craft stores. Make Your Own RAIN STICK Rain sticks are fun to make and fun to play with. They make a beautiful sound. 1 5 Use a fine-tipped black marker or pen to draw dots about a half inch apart all the way down the spiral seam of the cardboard tube.