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The Mayan Chican Itza
From classroomclips.org, produced by A Moment in Time
The ancient Mayan civilization was indigenous to present day Central America and southern Mexico. Its chief city for nearly a millennium and a major Mayan archeological site is located on the Yucatan Peninsula--it is Chichen Itza. (03:38)
 
Found by ggurley in Ancient Maya
June 23, 2012 at 03:00 PM
 
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They Were Mayans Music Video
From teachertube.com
A musical history of the Mayan Civilization. In the Video it tells the history or the Mayan people some of the achievements and how the race was scatter through out the americas and how the race died out. Lyrics are included on the screen.Run time 05:45.
 
Found by bhumphrey in Maya
November 27, 2010 at 08:48 PM
 
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The History of the Mayans
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its disappearance. Cartoon illustrations are set to music with written information on the screen.  Run time 01:36.
 
Found by begamatt in Maya
September 19, 2010 at 09:56 PM
 
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Ancient Observatories (Pt 4): Mayan Astronomy
From YouTube, produced by NASA Connect
Fourth segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories describing the Ancient Mayan civilization and their accomplishments. (05:30)
 
Found by teresahopson in History of Astronomy
May 22, 2011 at 03:34 PM
 
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The Mayans
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its disappearance.  This short animated film reviews some of he Mayan culture and its achievements. This would be good as an introduction to this topic. If you let video run there is a longer video that goes into more detail.
 
Found by freealan in Maya
November 27, 2010 at 12:02 AM
 
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The Mayans
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This video clip highlights the Mayan civilizations achievements. The Mayans were the first to figure out the concept of zero, created the first accurate calendar containing 365 days per year, and started a writing system. The Mayans had hundreds of cities and their capital of Tikal contained schools, libraries, sports arenas, and hospitals. In 1,000 A.D. Mayan cities were abandoned. The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its disappearance. This clip contains text to accurately portray the timeline of events. (1:36)
 
Found by CourtneyMorrison in Maya
February 22, 2012 at 04:54 PM
 
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Tikal: The Lost Mayan Civilization
From tripfilms.com, produced by Tripfilms
This 2:50 long video shows highlights of this area and some facts are presented. It is meant as a travel video, but it does give students a look at what this area looks like.
 
Found by freealan in Maya
May 29, 2012 at 02:02 PM
 
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History and Memory
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg Media
How are history and memory different? Topics in this unit range from the celebration of Columbus Day to the demolition of a Korean museum to the historical re-interpretation of Mayan civilization, exploring the ways historians, nations, families, and individuals capture, exploit, and know the past, and the dynamic nature of historical practice and knowledge. (28:35)
 
Found by Mrs Jefferies in World History
April 11, 2011 at 12:46 AM
 
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The Great Civilizations of South and Central America: Mayans
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The Mayans built some of the massive pyramids that still stand today. They created a very accurate calendar, and were a very advanced civilization. Unfourtunately, much of their knowledge that were written in books were burned by the Spanish who thought they were based on superstition. This video explains some of the exceptional accomplishments of the Mayans. (02:46)
 
Found by freealan in Maya
February 24, 2011 at 10:22 PM
 
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Mayan Astronomy
From classroomclips.org, produced by NASA CONNECT™

The Mayan astronomers looked at the sky differently than most other civilizations. Since they lived near the equator, they had more accurate

viewings of the skies and during noon, the sun cast no shadows. This video points out some of the remarkable achievements of these people, especially those dealing with astronomy. (01:47)

 
Found by freealan in Ancient Maya
July 17, 2011 at 09:49 PM
 
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The Mayans
From 123video.nl
These are Mayans and they were part of South America and they were one of the many important civilizations in the continent and the topic of this 48 minute video. It is slow loading so it should be downloaded before viewing online. There are images shown that may be offensive to some so a preview is a must. Provides students with a better perspective of how progressive these people were and adds to the mystery of what happened to them.
 
Found by freealan in Maya
April 15, 2011 at 11:30 PM
 
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Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza
From YouTube, produced by National Geographic
This National Geographic video shows the Mayan Pyramids. It is part of the series Lost Temples and it tries to give an answer to the question "Why did the Maya abandon their magnificent city of Chichen Itza?" There is reference to Maya culture. (03:30)
 
Found by helpingnorth in Mayan Pyramids
November 4, 2009 at 08:19 PM
 
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The Mayans: An Overview
From history.com, produced by The History Channel

An overview of Mayan history as we know it.  This animated video includes topics such as their disappearance, concept of zero, forms of writing, and 365-day calendars. (01:36)

 
Found by Mrs Jefferies in Ancient Maya
January 18, 2011 at 05:26 PM
 
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Americas: Mayan, Aztec, Inca
From mefeedia.com
This is a 40 minute lecture with pop-up ads. It covers the Mayan, Aztec, and Incas in good detail with photos. A great overview for students, but it does move rapidly despite the lenght of the video. Lots of interesting facts that could result in interesting projects and debates.
 
Found by freealan in History of Latin America
March 30, 2011 at 10:35 PM
 
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Mayan Astronomy
From dailymotion.com
An exceptional video that shows the bases of Mayan astronomy, how advanced they were, and asks some interesting questions for the students to ponder. Well worth the three minutes.
 
Found by freealan in Ancient Maya
April 4, 2011 at 10:45 PM
 
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Mayan Mystery - The Maya of Mexico
From YouTube, produced by ScienceOnline
A chance to take part in some amateur archaeology. This video presents theories about the meaning of a symbol on a Mayan temple at Tulum near Cancun. This symbol and temple relate to Mayan observations of the stars, others have suggested the temple is an ancient lighthouse, or a sacrificial center.
 
Found by Barb in Mayan Hieroglyphics
December 6, 2009 at 08:55 PM
 
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The Artwork of the Mayans
From teachertube.com
This video gives a brief descriptions and shows their the work of the Mayans. Some of these portaits are of their carvings, pictures, scupltures, pottery, and pictures from a couple of the Mayan Temples.
 
Found by Chill1987 in Maya
December 7, 2010 at 01:30 PM
 
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The Mayan City Palenque
From discovery.com, produced by Discovery Channel
The ancient Mayan ruins of the city Palenque lie in stark contrast to that of Egypt. But, these monuments share similar purposes. In this video clip, Egyptologist Kara Cooney searches for answers. (01:10)
 
Found by CourtneyMorrison in Ancient Maya
March 12, 2012 at 06:00 PM
 
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The Mayan Calendar and the Apocalypse
From YouTube, produced by scishow
Hank tells us about the Mayan calendar and why December 21, 2012 was not the end of the world. (04:45)
 
Found by teresahopson in Ancient Maya
October 21, 2012 at 10:53 AM
 
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Ancient Mayan Mysteries
From history.com, produced by History Channel
In this video we learn about the great Mayan city of Teotihuacan. The citizens of the city believed that the gods needed to be pleased. They felt that to best please them would be to give them back some of the life that was taken from them.  Run time 03:45.
 
Found by begamatt in Maya
September 19, 2010 at 10:42 PM
 
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Mayan Sacrifice
From discovery.com, produced by Discovery Channel
The ancient city of Palenque reveals much about Mayan rituals of human sacrifice. In this video clip learn more about these Mayan sacrifices. (01:23)
 
Found by CourtneyMorrison in Ancient Maya
March 12, 2012 at 06:08 PM
 
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Ancient Mayan Culture from Space
From pbs.org, produced by NOVA
This 14 minute video is about the Mayan culture and provides insights about that topic from discoveries on land and from space. A good video to provide students with insights about this culture and how scientists are using technology to find out more about them. A very good video with excellent images.
 
Found by freealan in Maya
August 14, 2011 at 02:20 PM
 
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Explore a Mayan Pyramid
From discovery.com, produced by Discovery Channel
In this video clip, Egyptologist Kara Cooney explores the tomb of the ancient Mayan king Palenque. In Mayan tradition the afterlife begins with a trip through the underworld. The burial of king Palenque resembles that of many Egyptian pyramids. (01:40)
 
Found by CourtneyMorrison in Mayan Pyramids
March 12, 2012 at 05:57 PM
 
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Mayan Culture and the Planets
From howstuffworks.com, produced by Discovery
Based on murals and the Dresden Codex, we know that the Mayans
predicted the appearance of Venus as Kukulcan who would provide
information concerning war and sacrifice. This 2:12 video provides some detail about the Mayan's belief in the heavens and the planets to regulate their rituals and the importance of Venus.
 
Found by freealan in Maya
February 25, 2011 at 02:26 PM
 
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Decoding the Past: Mayan Doomsday Prophecy
From history.com, produced by History Channel
Over 2,000 years ago, the ancient Maya made the stunning prediction that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. The History Channel peels back the layers of mystery and examines in detail how the Maya calculated the exact date of doomsday. Run time 45:00.
 
Found by begamatt in Maya
September 20, 2010 at 08:21 PM
 
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