Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Tulane Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop: On the Maya Trail: Ancient Travelers, Epic Voyages

March 20th, 2014 - March 21st, 2014

Location
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, LA

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Middle American Research Institute, and the Audubon Aquarium are joining together to sponsor a K-12 teacher workshop in conjunction with the 11th annual Tulane Maya Symposium. This year the workshop will be held at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, in celebration of the opening of a new exhibit on reefs in the Maya area. The workshop will focus on the symposium theme: traveling and voyages among the Maya. The workshop will integrate information about the geography and environment of the Maya area and the ancient and modern Maya utilization of environmental resources. The resources discussed will provide a great way for teachers working with the Common Core requirements to integrate information about the Maya into discussions of a variety of topics!

This year the teacher workshop will begin on Thursday evening, March 20th, with a special reception and talk at the Aquarium specifically for teachers. The main component of the workshop will take place on Friday, March 21st. For more information and to register, please visit the symposium website.

Event Schedule: (For a downloadable schedule click here)

Thursday (Audubon Aquarium)
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Opening reception

6:00 – 6:30 PM
Introduction and Opening Remarks

6:30 – 7:00 PM
What do we really know about the Ancient Maya?Marcello Canuto, Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University

Friday (Audubon Aquarium)
9:00 – 9:50 AM
Introduction to the Geography/Environment of the Maya – Kristine Grzenda, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

10:00- 10:50 AM
Historical Perspectives on the Maya – Valerie Feathers, Louisiana State University

11:00- 11:50 AM
Introduction to Maya Sea TradersHeather McKillop, Louisiana State University

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 – 1:50 PM
Integrating the Standards to Create Engaging Curricula on the MayaDenise Woltering Vargas and Tricia LeBlanc

2:00 PM
Conclusion and Evaluation

6:00 – 7:15 PM (NOMA)
KeynoteKarl Taube, University of California Riverside

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