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By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt

ISBN-10: 0977129462

ISBN-13: 9780977129461

The striking accomplishments of the traditional Maya in addition to the Maya at present dwelling in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula are highlighted during this selection of 25 artistic, academic, hands-on initiatives. overlaying every little thing from the 20-base numbering procedure to the Maya's extensive exchange relationships, kids find out about appeasing the gods with a "jade" ceremonial masks, language development with a screen-fold e-book for drawings and hieroglyphs, and Maya astronomy with a sand artwork photo of the cosmos. Informative textual content and sidebars teach about the Maya's striking achievements in technology, math, language, track, drugs, and structure; and their day-by-day actions and administration of typical resources.

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33 Make Your Own HoMEMADE ToRTILLAS In the photo to the left, a mother grinds maize with stone tools as the elder daughter pats the dough into tortillas. You can make tortillas too! 1 4 Mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon to form a dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until it is no longer sticky. This will take about 5 minutes. Roll the piece of dough into a ball with your hands and then flatten it between your palms. Use your fingertips to stretch the dough into a thin circle.

2 Make your “dice” from four pieces of flat-sided corn. Use the marker to draw a dot on one side of each kernel. When you throw the kernels, you get a point for every dot that faces up when the kernels land. If four blank sides face up, you get five points! You cannot place two of your own pieces on the same space, but you can land on a space occupied by your opponent! When this happens, cover your opponent’s piece with your piece. On the next throw, move the pieces together toward the end of the board.

The Maya believed that flint produced sparks because it contained the spirit of lightning. Another tool for grinding, called a mortar and pestle. 33 Make Your Own HoMEMADE ToRTILLAS In the photo to the left, a mother grinds maize with stone tools as the elder daughter pats the dough into tortillas. You can make tortillas too! 1 4 Mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon to form a dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until it is no longer sticky. This will take about 5 minutes. Roll the piece of dough into a ball with your hands and then flatten it between your palms.

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