3. How did Maya settlers survive and thrive in the rainforest?
A lesson for KS2 exploring how Maya settlers learned to thrive in rainforest regions - including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets.
Lesson: How did Maya settlers survive and thrive in the rainforest?
This lesson explores how the rainforest environment impacted life for the Maya Civilization. Children will become familiar with the dangers and assets of a rainforest settlement. Pupils will evaluate how Maya rainforest settlers learned to thrive as farmers, builders and traders, and they will be encouraged to draw links to prior knowledge about settlers in prehistoric Britain. Pupils will be challenged to think analytically and rank by significance the factors that led to the Maya settlers thriving in the rainforest.
To consider why the rainforest could be a challenging environment to survive in
To explain how the Maya people used the natural resources of the rainforest to their advantage
To analyse the factors that led to the Maya settlers thriving in a rainforest environment
This resource is a zipped file containing:
Lesson Plan and Resource Sheet (PDF file)
Lesson Slides (both Powerpoint and PDF version included)