Games that teach Latin American history and culture
AzTech: The Story Begins – is a free game, running on iPad or on the web for Chromebook, Mac or Windows. AzTech: The Story Begins teaches math as well as incorporates history of the Maya and basic history terms – because real life isn’t broken down by subject. Making it twice as nice, it can be played in English or as a bilingual English/Spanish experience.
AzTech: Meet the Maya – Mr. Gonzalez told you not to touch that book! Now, you’re in the Mayan jungle. Use your knowledge of statistics and history to survive. Students learn Mayan history and basic history concepts such as using timelines. AzTech: Meet the Maya can be played in English or as a bilingual English/Spanish experience.
Videos on Latin American History
Mayan trading – how did people do business when there was no money? What did the Maya trade? What was most valuable? Answer those questions with this quick video.
Why did the Maya hunt animals? Learn about animals hunted by the Maya and how to read a bar graph in this short cross-curricular video.