The Maya

Block A - The Maya in Context

Study the fascinating Maya in this vigorously researched topic. Discover where and when the Maya built their magnificent civilisation as you develop a range of skills across the curriculum. Investigate how they lived, their culture and their legacy. Compare their lives to your own as you bring your learning together.

This block puts the development of the Maya civilisation into context within a world setting, and especially in contrast with contemporary developments in Britain. Compare the history and effects of invasion in both areas and the survival of the Maya and Anglo-Saxon culture.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Achievements

Sort the developments of the Maya and the Anglo-Saxon cultures accurately and compare the achievements of both.

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02: Invasion

Take part in role-plays to explore how invasion affected both the Maya and Anglo-Saxon cultures.

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03: Legacy

Find out about the legacy of the Maya and Anglo-Saxon culture, and how they are remembered today.