The amazing accomplishments of the ancient Maya as well as the Maya currently living in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are highlighted in this collection of 25 creative, educational, hands-on projects. Covering everything from the 20-base numbering system to the Maya's extensive trade relationships, kids learn about appeasing the gods with a "jade" ceremonial mask, language development with a screen-fold book for drawings and hieroglyphs, and Maya astronomy with a sand art picture of the cosmos. Informative text and sidebars teach about the Maya's impressive achievements in science, math, language, music, medicine, and architecture; and their daily activities and management of natural resources.
Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt is an award-winning freelance writer who has contributed to American Profile, Family Circle, HR Innovator, Ladies Home Journal, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Art: Careers for the Twenty-First Century, Law: Careers for the Twenty-First Century, and Military: Careers for the Twenty-First Century. She lives in Buffalo, New York.