For Teachers

Coming in Fall 2012: Newspapers in Education student supplement to MAYA 2012: Lords of Time
Will the world end in 2012? Uncover the truth as you discover Maya mythology. Compare and contrast our calendar system and the ancient Maya’s, try your hand at solving Maya math problems, and more.

MAYA 2012
Educators’ Guide
This Educators’ Guide will support and enrich your classroom’s experience of the MAYA 2012:  Lords of Time exhibition.  Activities and discussions connect to academic standards, covering a range of subjects across the curriculum.  To enhance your students’ engagement with the exhibition, the Guide includes in-gallery activities for student groups to complete.

Educator’s Guide
In this pdf are six activities entitled Ancient History Math Mystery, Ancient Numeration, Maya Ballcourt Math, Africa by Numbers, Ancient Egyptian Math, and Math of Domes. These activities cover various ancient number systems, including Roman and Shang oracle bone numerals, cuneiform, and Maya. Other activities cover, circumference, radius, area and perimeter; converting percents, decimals and fractions, and problem solving.

Educator’s Guide
In this pdf you will find content and activities about the Mesoamerican ballgame and the Maya numeral system.


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Educators’ Evening
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
2 credit hours
Who were the ancient Maya? Learn about the culture and contributions of the ancient Maya from a specialist. Explore MAYA 2012: Lords of Time, a $22 ticket value, for FREE! Meet Education Department staff to plan your fieldtrip visit. Advance registration is required.

Please note: Unlike other evening professional development events, this program is designed for credit and a full two hours’ attendance is required.

Educators' Evening Registration

Copan Founder CenserMAYA 2012: Behind the Scenes with a Curator
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (This Event has been Cancelled)
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Price: $30
Credit hours: 3
Advance registration by September 28, 2012 is required. Payment is due at time of registration.
Tour MAYA 2012: Lords of Time and meet the exhibition’s specialists. Learn how you can teach Maya-related curriculum in your classroom. Refreshments will be served.
Please note: Unlike other evening professional development events, this program is designed for credit and a full three hour’s attendance is required.

Mesoamerica Loan Box
Bring a little of Mesoamerica into your classroom with Penn Museum’s loan box program. Utilize a group of reproductions and artifacts as a teaching aid in your classroom or in preparation for your visit to the Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibition

Make a Maya Codex Workshop
Coming in Fall 2012! Complement a visit to the Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibition with a hands-on art making workshop at the museum. Create your own codex (folding book) complete with Maya glyphs and motifs.


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