2. How did the landscape of the Maya area affect trade?
A lesson for KS2 exploring trade between the different Maya regions - including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets.
Lesson: How did the landscape of the Maya area affect trade?
In this lesson, pupils will learn how the Maya area was formed of distinct geographical regions, each with its own climate and treasures to trade. Pupils will find out about the trading goods associated with each region and take part in a trading card game. At the end of the lesson, pupils will have the opportunity to apply their new knowledge in a sourcework challenge and then draw links between the geography of the Maya regions and the British landscape.
To compare the different geographical regions of the Maya area
To appreciate the importance of trade in Maya culture
To explain how the Maya landscape shaped opportunities to trade
This resource is a zipped file containing:
Lesson Plan and Resource Sheet (PDF file)
Lesson Slides (both Powerpoint and PDF version included)