Guatemala is located in Central America between El Salvador and Mexico. It is part of the land bridge that joins North and South America. Guatemala was once home to the ancient Mayan civilization. Today, the country has the largest population in the region and its culture blends the old and the new. Guatemala is famous for its banana republics, coffee, and spectacular volcanoes. The 80-page Guatemala Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child includes a 16-page Research Guide about the people, land, climate, wildlife, economy, government, and culture as well as a complete timeline and recipes. Your student will take the information learned in the Research Guide and complete 24 hands-on activities (plus bonus craft project) to place in a Guatemala lapbook of his or her own!