Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2018 Maya Symposium K-16 Teacher Workshop

March 9th, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location
New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park
New Orleans, LA

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018. The K-16 Educator Workshop will focus on a basic introduction to the archaeology and culture of the Maya for the K-16 classroom. The central topic this year is Political Organization of the Maya, relevant to the warfare theme of the Symposium. The workshop includes a tour of NOMA’s Art of the Americas exhibit.

This year’s Maya Symposium is titled The Blood Pooled, the Heads Piled Up: How the Maya Waged War. Since 2002, the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

Registration by mail or online for K – 16 educators is now available.

TEACHER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

9:00 – 9:15 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Denise Woltering Vargas
Senior Program Manager of the Latin American Resource Center, Tulane University

Marcello Canuto
Director of the Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University

Tracy Kennan
Curator of Education, New Orleans Museum of Art

9:15 – 10:00 AM
Introduction to the Maya
Jocelyne Ponce
Anthropology Graduate Student, Tulane University

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Maya Political Organization
Marcello Canuto
Director of the Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tour of the NOMA Collection
Rachel Horowitz
Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University

Tracy Kennan
Curator of Education, New Orleans Museum of Art

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 PM
Exploring the Sacred Books of the Ancient Maya using the Maya Hieroglyphics Codices Database
Chris Hernandez
Curator of Special Collections at the Latin American Library, Tulane University

2:00 – 2:30 PM
Curriculum Breakout
Brooke Grant
Professor of Practice in the Teacher Preparation and Certification Program, Tulane University

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Discussion and Evaluation

For more information, visit the Tulane Maya Symposium homepage.

Mesoamerica + People
Elizabeth Boone
Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Studies