Mysteries of the Maya Calendar Museum: A Guide for Teachers & Librarians

Ben Leeming, The Rivers School

This guide provides information regarding Mayan Calendars and activities that help facilitate understanding of the use of Mayan calendars. Within you'll find an overview of Maya calendars, the 2012 phenomenon, enrich activities for 4-5th and 6th-7th grades, as well as recommended web links for further extension on the topic. An excerpt from the book "Mysteries of the Maya Calendar Museum" is included at the end and is used to help youth understand the start of a new Maya calendar. Images are included towards the end of the document showing different figures represented on Maya calendars. For access to the document email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at

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