Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 6: Back in Time (cc)

This series takes us back in time, introducing traditional crafts that have been passed on through generations. Kids explore their creativity through crafts and also learn about all types of history and various cultures. Learning takes place through curriculum-based projects that teach an appreciation of various peoples Click for more

4. The Mayans: 300 B.C. to 800 A.D. (cc)

04. The Mayans: 300 B.C. to 800 A.D. (cc)

Five projects that date back to the ancient Mayan people. Projects include: Headdress - Mayans wore colorful headdresses for ceremonies. They prized the long blue green tail feathers of the bird, quetzel whoc, and used them to embellish their headdresses. Mayan Pot: - Mayans developed many traditional designs for pots and containers made from clay in the Yucatan peninsula. Natural colors, such as sand, characterized these pots, as well as textured designs. Stela - A Mayan Stela is a monument carved in stone commemorating significant historic people and events. They are similar to a Native American Totem Pole. Stepped Frame - The Mayans built stepped pyramids with stairways leading to temples at the top. Usually they were built of limestone and were often painted red. Astronomy Wall Hanging - The Maya developed a calendar system based on the movement of the moon and stars. They are known for their astronomy skills. 05/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.
Also See: Wonders of the Maya; Worlds of the Maya

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