Perfect for a classroom observation! *Inquiry Based Lesson* Students will investigate Maya life, culture and achievements through photographs of art and artifacts. Students will then conclude their findings in a written summary. Students will further research The Maya and summarize their findings. As formative assessment, students will compare the Maya with an ancient civilization you have learned about this year (ex. Islamic Empire, Ancient Rome or The Mongols). They will choose three specific topics to compare to the Maya such as architecture, religion, battle, accomplishments or government.