Full Maya Workshop Package – KS2 Educational Videos
£240.00 / 31 days
A virtual visit by Dr Diane to your school!
All the stand-alone videos (presentation, artefacts activity, calendar activity, maths activity and Live Q&A), which contain the content of Dr Diane’s school visits.
The full workshop consists of the following interactive videos (trailers below), which can be streamed for 1 month and can be used with any number of classes within your school. These videos can be watched in class, or at home on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. For US teachers, these videos are for Grades 2-6.
You receive £20 discount if you order the full workshop pack rather than the videos separately.
You can choose the date you want to access the videos when you are adding this package to your cart.
Please pass on our thanks to Dr Diane for her interactive videos – the children really enjoyed them and they have reinforced their learning. As we knew from last year Dr Diane has a great style when it comes to engaging with the children, even when she is not physically there.
Paula Way, Marist RC Primary School, Surrey
1. Presentation (1 hr 20 mins of class time required)
Dr Diane presents with images, audio and video clips of 1) how archaeologists gain an understanding about the past from only the material remains, 2) the magnificent achievements of the Maya in architecture, art, calendar, astronomy, writing and chocolate, 3) what it is like to work and live in the Maya rainforest and 4) some of the artefacts Dr Davies has discovered and how she uses them to understand more about the Maya. Throughout the presentation, Dr Diane asks children questions and gets them thinking about history.
2. Historical Enquiry with Artefacts (1hr class time required)
Dr Diane displays over 20 artefacts from her collection. Children are quizzed on each one and answer what the object is made of, how it was used and who it may have belonged to. Dr Diane gives the answers for each object explaining how it was used in Maya life.
3. Maya Maths Activity (45 mins class time required)
Dr Diane explains in detail how the Maya number system works, for numbers under 20 and also for numbers up to and over 800. She will give exercises for the children to complete with answers. Children will then look at Maya addition and subtraction with examples and quizzes. Finally, children will look at an ancient Maya codex (paper book) and try their hand at working out the numbers on this.
4. Maya Calendar Activity (55 mins of class time required)
Dr Diane explains in detail how the Maya calendar works and also provides her own Maya calendar resource, so that children can make their own Maya calendar to keep. Teachers will be given a calendar conversion booklet that gives our dates and the Maya dates in real-time, so that the class can work out what the Maya date is for today and also future dates. Finally, with Dr Diane’s resource, children using their birthdate will find out what their Maya spirit animal is.
5. Live Questions and Answers (30 mins)
Dr Diane will be available in real-time using the platform of your choice to answer any questions children and teachers may have about the presentation, artefacts, activities, the Maya, archaeology or rainforest in general. The live Q&A is best scheduled after the children have interacted with a few of the videos.
If you have more than 1 class, you can book additional Live Q&A sessions here. We will contact you to arrange the date and time of your preference.