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The Time Compass: The Mayas

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Students learn of Mayan jaguar worship, Mayan gods who required human and animal sacrifice, and Mayan mathematicians who understood the use of zero hundreds of years before Arab mathematicians. The intricacies of the Mayan calendar and Mayan glyphs are also explained. Comparisons are made between the timelines of the Mayas, the Crusades, and the European Renaissance.

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Runtime: 20 minutes

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The Time Compass
Episode 1
20 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 2
18 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 3
20 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 4
16 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 5
20 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 6
17 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 7
19 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 8
15 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 9
20 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 10
17 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8

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    Tracy H. (Ackley, IA)
    October 10th, 2018 at 10:33 AM

    Fun video showing the Mayan culture

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    Tracy H. (Ackley, IA)
    October 21st, 2015 at 08:54 AM

    Good kid friendly description of the Maya

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    Tracy H. (Ackley, IA)
    October 14th, 2015 at 08:59 AM

    Great video explaining the Mayan way in a kid friendly manner.