10. What is the mystery of the abandoned Maya cities?
A lesson for KS2 exploring the mystery of the abandoned Maya cities - including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets.
This lesson is part of our popular Maya Topic Lesson Pack for KS2.
Lesson: What is the mystery of the abandoned Maya cities?
In this history mystery lesson, pupils will explore some of the key theories about the mass abandonment of Maya cities. Pupils will choose two of the theories to evaluate and then present their points of view about the likelihood of each theory in a class debate. Pupils will explore why the mass abandonment was not the end of the Maya civilization and will find out what happened to the surviving Maya after the event.
To evaluate theories of what caused the mass abandonment of Maya cities
To explain whether the mass abandonment was the end of the Maya civilization and why
This resource is a zipped file containing:
Lesson Plan and Resource Sheet (PDF file)
Lesson Slides (both Powerpoint and PDF version included)