Teaching Materials

The materials in this section are made for teachers, but students should feel free to browse them as well.

Further reading:


Directions and Partitions in Maya World View Nicholas A. Hopkins and J. Kathryn Josserant Florida State University


Mesoamerican cosmology as summarized by Dr. Cecilia Kline in her essay “Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth.” Image © 1981 Henry Klein, by permission.

Indigenous buildings typically used rows and columns to create a grid for supporting the roof. Photo from Mexicolo.co.uk.

Huichol beadwork in Mexico city. Photo by Alejandro Linares Garcia.

Labyrinth motifs in pottery and face painting of the Shipibo people in Peru, Brazil and Bolivia.

Guatemalan beaded purse. Image courtesy of Sandi Escalle.