The Maya Civilisation – 6 Blue


Our new Topic this half term is The Maya Civilisation.
We created and visited a museum made up from secondary sources. This consisted of pictures, artefacts and a virtual reality experience.

The Maya had many different cities and areas within their civilisation, throughout Central America. We located these cities on a map and used a 4 figure grid to reference them.

What have you learnt today about the Maya Civilisation?
What skills did you use in the lesson today?

Who was Frederick Catherwood?

6 thoughts on “The Maya Civilisation – 6 Blue

  1. What have you learnt today about the Maya Civilisation?
    We/I learnt that the Mayan’s were one of the first civilisations to be on the earth and that they also lived on Mexico.
    As well as they made ancient monuments so the world could remember them.
    The Mayan’s had many gods which they praised; to please their gods (them) they offered sacrifices which were (include): offering hearts of people, gouging peoples eyes out and giving blood as their submission.

    What skills did you use in the lesson today?
    The skills we used in the lesson were: our researching skills( to search who Frederick Catherwood is), our skills on a four figure reference grid/ four reference grid/ four figure grid reference/ four grid reference and our retrieval skills (by researching and writing facts down/ on our books).

    • Who was Frederick Catherwood?
      Frederick Catherwood was an English artist, architect and explorer, best remembered for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. He explored Mesoamerica in the mid 19th century with writer John Lloyd Stephens. Stephens and Catherwood were credited for the rediscovery of the Maya civilization, and through their publications brought the Maya back into the minds of the Western World.

  2. The Mayans were the first civilisations in Mexico. They believed that if they sacrifice people and animals they will respect there gods. They were believed as polithiesm (worship more than one god).
    What skills did you use in this lesson? Inquiry.
    Fredrick catherwarwood was a English artist architecture painter and explorer, He builded a Mayan Idol. And discovered a Mayan civilisations.
    (1799-1854).

  3. What have you learnt today about the Maya civilisation?
    I have learnt that that the Maya’s were one of the first civilisations and they lived in Central America (Mexico) and they believed that there was many gods such as the gods of maize etc. Also, I learnt that the Mayan’s creating many important things for example the calendar system.
    What skills did you use today?
    I used inference skills and enquiry skills.
    Who was Frederick Catherwood?
    Frederick Catherwood is an English artist, architect and explorer who drew/painted ancient monuments and what he could see as you could not take pictures back then.

  4. I have learnt that Chichen Itza is a large pre Colombian place that the Mayans used to visit a lot.
    The skills that I have learnt today was a four reference grid.
    Fredrick Catherwood is an English architecture and painter.

  5. What have you learnt today about the Maya Civilisation?
    I have learnt that Maya’s were one of the first civilisations and that they lived in Mexico and that they believed in many gods they would also build their temples high above ground to be closer to them.

    What skills did you use in the lesson today?
    I used the four reference grid.

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