New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_13344
The Temple of Kukul Can, also known as the Castle or El Castillo, at the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. Photograph taken in 1925.
Where is Chicen Itza?
Who built the city? When did people live there?
What kind of structure is shown in the photograph?
What other ancient cultures built structures like these?
Why do you think people visit Chichen Itza today?
Create a map of Mayan civilization at its height.
Math: What contributions did the Maya make to mathematics?
Math: What number was Mayan math based on? What number is our math based on?
Science: What contributions did the Maya make to science?
English Language Arts: Write a poem from the point of view of a Mayan child about the shadow of the Feathered Serpent descending the steps of the Temple of Kukulcan.
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