Nombre ballgame webquest



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Nombre ______________________________________________ ballgame webquest

www.ballgame.org

Mesoamerica

  1. What is Mesoamerica? ____________________________________________________

  2. What current day countries make up Mesoamerica? ____________________________

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  1. What Mesoamerican culture occupied the most territory? ________________________

  2. Where did this culture flourish? _____________________________________________

  3. During what years did this culture flourish? ____________________________________

  4. What was the first culture to play the ballgame? ________________________________

  5. What site in the Yucatan Peninsula has the largest known ball court? _______________

  6. What triggered the end of the ballgame? ______________________________________

The Ballgame

  1. Why were the Mesoamericans the only group to play the ballgame? ________________________________________________________________________

  2. Were the balls solid or hollow (click on each ball)? ______________________________

  3. What was added to the latex to give it extra bounce? ____________________________

  4. What else did the early Mesoamerican culture make from rubber? _________________ ________________________________________________________________________

  5. What did the player’s uniform protect him from? _______________________________

  6. Where was a yoke worn? __________________________________________________

  7. What was the purpose of a manopla? ________________________________________

Don’t forget to help the player get dressed for his ballgame!

  1. What are 3 similarities between the ancient ballgame and modern-day athletic events? _________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

  2. Where were the ballcourts located? _________________________________________

  3. What was the shape of the ballcourt? ________________________________________

  4. What did the ballcourt symbolize? __________________________________________

  5. What were the 4 parts of the ballcourt? ______________________________________

  6. What was a Matlatzincayotl? ______________________________________________

  7. What was its purpose? ___________________________________________________

  8. What instruments are played in this song? ____________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

  9. What happened to the winners of the ballgame? _______________________________

  10. What happened to the losers of the ballgame? _________________________________

Be sure to watch the video reenactment of a ballgame.

Be a player! Play the game.


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