Virtual Field Trip to Mayan Ruins

September 7th, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Virtual Field Trip to Mayan Ruins

I have included two terrific websites to explore the Mayan ruins and culture
that will appeal to a range of ages…

Recommended Websites:

Belize: A Virtual Tour

Age Range: About 10 and up

Take a virtual tour of the Mayan ruins in the country of Belize. This
website offers a chronological tour through the Mayan sites beginning with a
brief history of the Mayan civilization, and an overview of Mayan
archaeology in Belize. During this 15-25 minute tour, you will learn about
the history and significance of the specific ruins through photographs, site
maps, and interesting text.

When you get to the site, simply click on the “next stop” buttons to take
the complete tour. When you are finished, you might want to explore the rest
of the site that includes a virtual field trip of the country of Belize.
Younger students will especially enjoy this next site…

Mayan Kids

Age Range: 5 and up

This is a terrific website all about the Mayan civilization that extended
throughout central America. Through fascinating facts, photos,
illustrations and trivia tidbits, this site engages virtual visitors to this
ancient world. When you get to the site click “enter.” A new page opens. Use
the icon menu at the top of the screen to explore:

  • People — From eating “bug tacos” to doing math with a base-20 number
    system, the Mayans were innovative and captivating.
  • Places — Explore the rain forest, pyramids, and ruins that were home to the
    Mayans throughout Central America.
  • Beliefs — Learn about Mayan beliefs and ceremonies, gods and goddesses, and
    the Wizard of the Fatal Laugh.
  • Games — Try your hand at Mayan-themed word puzzles and match games.

Have fun!


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