The Maya Myth of the Morning Star

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The Mayan Myth of the Morning Star is not only a tale of fraternal jealousy but also an astronomy story based on the Mayan calendar and the movements of the planets and the sun. Check out an amazing animated video that details the myth.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Include the resource in an instructional unit about the Mayan
  • Ask groups to select one of the many links in the "Dig Deeper" section and prepare a presentation for the class about what they learned
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes class members are familiar with the accuracy of the Mayan calendars; if not, have pupils use the link provided to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum to research this information
  • The information in the "Dig Deeper" section is in both English and Spanish
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