1. Open discussion with introduction to Maya mythology.
2. Introduce the sacred ballgame of the Maya and related artifacts.
3. Guided observation of Maya art objects from the museum’s collection.
4. Introduce the Popul Vuh, (the Maya creation myth) and summarize adventures of the Hero Twins.
Students will learn about the Maya creation myth, the Popul Vuh , and how the story of the Hero Twins relates to sacred ballgame played by the Maya.
Students will gain a better understanding of the gods, heroes, and myths depicted in selected Maya art works from the museum's collection.
Students will learn the characteristics of myth and understand how culture is revealed through the stories it tells.
Students will be introduced to the cultural and historical context of selected works of art and learn how art can tell a story.
Students will be introduced to the characteristics of mythology and learn that ancient myths, legends, and stories are used to explain the natural world, to teach morals, and to entertain.
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, the Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.