This block puts the development of the Maya civilisation into a world-wide context, in particular in comparison with contemporary Britain society. Compare the history and effects of invasion on Maya and Anglo-Saxon culture.

Session 1 Achievements

Objectives

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - The Ancient Maya.

English

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debates.

Teaching and Activities

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

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To compare the achievements of the Maya and the Anglo-Saxons.
  • To present the results of their comparison.

Children will:

  • Contrast two civilisations from different places in the world.
  • Present an argument.

Provided Resources

  • Maya achievements
  • Anglo-Saxon achievements
  • Presentation template

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 2 Invasion

Objectives

History

  • Regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - The Ancient Maya.

English

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debates.

Teaching and Activities

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

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To compare the Norman and Spanish invasions of Anglo-Saxon and Maya land.
  • To role-play the invasions.

Children will:

  • Learn about the Norman invasion.
  • Learn about the Spanish invasion of Mesoamerica.
  • Take part in a role-play.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 3 Legacy

Objectives

History

  • Regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - The Ancient Maya.

English

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debates.

Teaching and Activities

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

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To research the legacy of the Maya and Anglo-Saxon cultures in their modern countries.
  • To discuss the legacy of the Maya and Anglo-Saxons.

Children will:

  • Do research online about the legacy of the Maya or Anglo-Saxons.
  • Assess through discussion the validity of this research.
  • Present their findings to the class.

You Will Need

  • Laptop or tablets
  • One or more of the following: avocado, chocolate, sweetcorn, beans, tortillas