Mayan Empire Group Project Directions: Each group will be assigned a specific aspect of the Mayan Empire. Groups will be responsible for researching the topic using reliable websites and present their information to the class in a 4-6 minute mini lesson. Students may use PowerPoint, Prezi or a poster to complete this assignment.*
The categories for each group are listed below. Be sure to answer AT LEAST the corresponding questions underneath each category and be sure to expand upon each:
Group 1: Geography of Mayan Civilization
-What lands did the Mayan Empire encompass and when?
-What is the climate of this region?
-Explain the terrain of the region?
-What impact did these features have on Mayan life?
- Be sure to touch upon prevailing theories as to why the Mayans disappeared.
- Are there any Mayans left today?
- Interesting facts?
You may use, but are not limited to, the following websites to help you out!
CIA World Factbook- https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Mr. Donn- http://mayas.mrdonn.org/index.html
Anneberg Learner- http://www.learner.org/interactives/collapse/mayans.html
Be sure not to plagiarize! Put information into your own words and cite your sources!
*If there is another form of presentation you would like to employ that is not listed above, please ask Mr. Lefer for approval.
The project contains most the required information and has evidence of research. Project is historically accurate. It is very well organized and easy to follow.
The project contains many required information and shows evidence of research. Few problems with historical accuracy. Well organized and easy to follow