In this fun and interactive module, we encourage children to become ancient explorers and explore the long tradition of mask making in the Mayan world. It is aimed for primary-school children, aged between 8 and 12 years of age.

This resource is divided into two main parts: an introduction to the topic; and, the activity book. These are downloadable as two PDF documents.

Part 1 is a targeted overview of Mayan world, looking at aspects of their cultural tradition related to the main theme. This includes an introduction to Mayan chronology and the case study of the funerary mask of Lord Pakal, discovered at Palenque in Mexico. Meanwhile, Part 2 features a variety of fun activities related to the topic and these are divided into different categories, which focus on helping children develop and achieve different learning skills and outcomes. It also includes a collage and clay mask-making activity.

In the classroom, this resource can be incorporated into classes that focus on discussing the Mesoamerican world and also the history and associated meanings of ancient traditions, such as el Día de los Muertos (The Day of Dead), and ancestor worship.

The module features more than 50 pages of content, including references to different media and sources, such as videos.

If you have any questions about this resource, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: [email protected]


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