Ancient Maya WebQuest

Introduction
Create a budget to use during your trip to the land of Maya. Take into consideration the cost of airline tickets, hotels, food,… etc.

Working in groups of three, you will make a list of activity you want to do in during your trip. Estimate how much each activity will cost. Investigate geometric concepts in a Mayan Pyramid. Then you will present your data in appropriate tables and graphs.

Resources

Aztec, Mayan, and Incan Architecture
http://library.thinkquest.org/11114/html/aztec-no.htm

Journey to the Land of the Maya
www.lauralee.com/mextrip.htm

Mayan Tour
http://www.global-travel.co.uk/tour16.htm

Travel Information
http://www.larutamaya.net/
http://www.themayantraveler.com/

Procedures
1. Identify the location of the ancient Maya on a map.
2. Obtain the lowest airfare from your home town to a town nearest to the land of the
Maya.
3. Determine the cost to rent a car to use for a week.
4. Figure out how many pesos you would get in exchange for \$100.
5. Use the Internet resources to answer the following questions that related to Mayan civilization:
1. How would you describe the Mayan people?
2. How the Mayan people built their pyramids?
3. How the Mayan used geometry to build pyramids?
6. Choose a Mayan pyramid then describe its dimensions, base, height, vertices,
sides, front view, side view, and top view

Conclusion
Present your report to the class.