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Bundle of 2 - Civilizations of The Americas - The Mayans & Chichen Itza

Bundle of 2 - Civilizations of The Americas - The Mayans & Chichen Itza
Bundle of 2 - Civilizations of The Americas - The Mayans & Chichen Itza
Bundle of 2 - Civilizations of The Americas - The Mayans & Chichen Itza
Bundle of 2 - Civilizations of The Americas - The Mayans & Chichen Itza
Bundle of 2 - Civilizations of The Americas - The Mayans & Chichen Itza
Bundle of 2 - Civilizations of The Americas - The Mayans & Chichen Itza
Bundle of 2 - Civilizations of The Americas - The Mayans & Chichen Itza
Bundle of 2 - Civilizations of The Americas - The Mayans & Chichen Itza
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on Civilizations of the Americas - The Mayans and Chichen Itza. The presentations together number 24 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

The Maya Empire, centered in the tropical lowlands of what is now Guatemala, reached the peak of its power and influence around the 6th century AD. The Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and left behind an astonishing amount of impressive architecture and symbolic artwork.

Most of the great stone cities of the Maya were abandoned by AD 900. Since the 19th century scholars have debated what might have caused this dramatic decline. Some believe that by the 9th century the Maya had exhausted the environment around them to the point that it could no longer sustain a very large population.

Other scholars argue that constant warfare among competing city-states led the complicated military, family and trade alliances between them to break down. Finally, some catastrophic environmental change–like an extremely long, intense period of drought–may have wiped out the Classic Maya civilization.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Civilizations of the Americas – Mesoamerica - The Mayans and contains 21 slides and covers the following:

Introduction
Map of the Mayan Civilization
Locating the Maya
Classic Period
Early Maya: 1800BC-250AD
Construction
Golden Age: AD 250-900
Maya Life
Religion & Culture
Temples, Math & Astronomy
Peaceful People?
Maya Writings
Life in the Rain Forrest
Natural Resources
Decline of the Maya
Theories of Decline
Catastrophic Event?
Final Collapse
End of Presentation

Chichén Itzá was more than a religious and ceremonial site, it was also a sophisticated urban center and hub of regional trade. But after centuries of prosperity and absorbing influxes of other cultures like the Toltecs, the city met a mysterious end.

The stepped pyramids, temples, columned arcades, and other stone structures of Chichén Itzá were sacred to the Maya and a sophisticated urban center of their empire from 750 to 1200 AD. The incredible complex reveals much about the Maya and Toltec vision of the universe. During the 1400’s people abandoned Chichén Itzá to the jungle. Though they left behind amazing works of architecture and art, the city’s inhabitants left no known record of why they abandoned their homes. Scientists speculate that droughts, exhausted soils, and royal quests for conquest and treasure may have contributed to Chichén Itzá's downfall.

Today Chichén Itzá, is a World Heritage site that also was accorded the honor of being voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is now a world renown tourist destination especially during the Spring and Autumn equinoxes where one has the chance to see the incredible shadow serpent of El Castillo—but the often-crowded site is absolutely packed at these times.

Power point presentation #2 is entitled, the New Seven Wonders of the World – Chichen Itza and contains 13 slides and covers the following:

Introduction
Temple of Kukulkan
Mayan Calendar
Mayan Sacrifices
Athletic Field
Decline of the Maya
Theories of Decline
Chichén Itzá's Downfall
Final Collapse
Honors
End of Presentation

This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Civilizations of the Americas.
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