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Guatemala is a nation torn between the past and the future, struggling to enter modern global society while clinging to a tumultuous, yet proud past.  Home to volcanoes, colonial architecture, ancient Maya archeological sites, and over 20 modern indigenous languages, it borders Mexico, Belize, and the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts, giving it an incredible range of natural beauty.

Lesson Plans

DOC Blank Color Map of Central America
Map Central America Map
PDF La Camioneta Film Discussion Guide
Booklet The Amazing Twins Discussion Guide

CLAS Resources

PDF Calendar and Math
DVD Cracking the Maya Code (2008)
Book Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas
Culture Box Guatemala Culture Box and Powerpoint
Book I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Map Map of Guatemala
Magazine Mysteries of the Maya
Book Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya
Booklet The Amazing Twins Discussion Guide
Book The Ancient American World

CLAS Workshop Presentations

PPT Ancient Symbols and Modern Cultures of the Americas
PPT Apocalypse Now?
PPT Do Indigenous Groups Disappear?
PPT Guatemala 101
PPT Maya Cosmology, Ritual and Religion
PPT Maya Hieroglyphs, Calendars, and Math
PPT Maya Math and the Calendar
PPT The Ancient Maya (Part I)
PPT The Ancient Maya (Part II)