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Ancient Mayan Calendars, Mathematics and Writing PowerPoint Presentation

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Common Core Standards
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16 MB|50 pages
Product Description
A 50 slide PowerPoint presentation about how and why the ancient Maya used math and writing to create and record the most accurate calendars ever used in the history of man.

Ancient Mayan History: Calendars, Mathematics, and Writing

3,000 years ago the ancient Mayans created not one, but three accurate calendars to bring harmony and order to their world. Their astronomical observations were unparalleled and the precise accuracy of their mathematics astounds present day mathematicians. Find out why a Stone Age civilization would place such importance on a calendar.

This presentation, geared towards middle school students, explores the astounding accomplishments of the ancient Maya. Several discussions and writing opportunities are built into the presentation.

Multiple discussions and writing opportunities are built into the presentation. This entire presentation is a subsection of an in depth 230 slide thematic PowerPoint Unit presentation on Mesoamerican Civilization Thematic Unit PowerPoint Presentation with 157 slides of presenter’s notes. It covers the Olmec, Maya and the Aztec civilizations and is available for purchase on this site.

*****Revised September 2016*****
This product now includes 3 versions of the power point presentation
-1 with the history and common core standards
-1 without the standards
-1 for printing the slides in the presentation

Product Format:

PowerPoint Show made in Microsoft 8
Features include: slide sorter, laser pointer, digital pen, high lighter, and presenter’s notes. This makes it possible to add or highlight notes directly onto the slides. It is possible to check out these features on the preview, by right clicking on the screen. A tool box will appear so that you can experiment with the various tools.

calendars, mathematics, and writing

2 PowerPoint Shows
-with all the history and CCS slides
-without the history and CCS slides
-a printable version

50 slides
39 presenter’s notes
4 class discussions
3 writing opportunities
2 types of graphic organizers
-Venn diagram and Chart
1 analogy comparing books
2 interactive child friendly web sites on Mayan numbers

To see if this presentation will meet your needs please check out the free excerpt from the Mayan History presentation. Maya Beauty Secrets


2-3 class periods

Other Meso-American civilization presentations available from Skool Aid Products:
Olmec Civilization PowerPoint Show

Mayan History PowerPoint Presentation

The Aztec Civilization PowerPoint Show


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Teaching Duration
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