This is a 21 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Civilizations of the Americas - The Mayans. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it 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.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Mayan Civilization
Locating the Maya
Early Maya: 1800BC-250AD
Golden Age: AD 250-900
Religion & Culture
Temples, Math & Astronomy
Life in the Rain Forrest
Decline of the Maya
Theories of Decline
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Civilizations of the Americas.