Here you will find links to educational resources with information about the Mayans especially for children and youth. Enjoy them!
Links of interest
IXTZ'UNUN THE MAYA GIRL (available only in SPANISH)
Ixtz'unun is a 9 year old girl who lives in the Maya Lowlands, in the year 760! That is, in the Classic period of the Maya civilization. At that time, there were large and small cities where many people lived. Ixtz'unun speaks Cholan (an ancient Mayan language that is no longer used). Her name means "Hummingbird". IX = is a prefix for female; TZ'UNUN = hummingbird.
LIVING MAYA TIME
a page from the Smithsonian's NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, where you can find various topics about the ancient Maya.
MAYA CALENDAR CONVERTER
Convert Gregorian calendar dates to Mayan dates and vice versa with the Smithsonian's NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN converter. Available in ENGLISH
Do you want to know more about Maya archeology? Old writing systems? Mythology? Traditions? History? Visit the page of Dr. Diane Davies, archaeologist and educator on the ancient Maya. In there you will find activities and valuable information for schoolchildren
Animated video of the POPOL VUH, the creation myth of the K’iche’ Maya, by Patricia Amlin (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1989) with characters featured in original Maya objects. It is considered one of the most important myths in Maya cosmovision. This video lasts around 1 hour.