Resource: Virtual Field Trip to Mayan Ruins http://www.mayankids.com/
Provider: Naturalight Productions
Summary: Take a virtual tour of the Mayan ruins in the country of Belize. Two terrific websites are included to explore the Mayan ruins and culture that will appeal to a range of ages...
Description: Belize: A Virtual Tour
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...
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.