4. What do Maya ruins tell us about city-states?
A lesson for KS2 exploring Maya city-states - 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 do Maya ruins tell us about city-states?
In this lesson, pupils will look at images of what is left in the once-thriving Maya city-state of Chichén Itzá. They will learn about the layout of city-states and the functions of different buildings, using accurate vocabulary to describe the features. Pupils will have the opportunity to produce a detailed map or model of a city-state and they will finish the lesson with a comparison task looking at the similarities and differences between Maya and Ancient Egyptian pyramids
To evaluate what key Maya sites tell us about city-states
To give an example of a Maya city-state and describe some of the ruins found there today
To describe the features of Maya city-states
This resource is a zipped file containing:
Lesson Plan and Resource Sheet (PDF file)
Lesson Slides (both Powerpoint and PDF version included)