Investigating Historical Drawings

In their topic on the Maya civilisation, Year 6 have been asking and answering historically valid questions about different sources of information. This week, they looked in detail at some historical drawings of Maya cities. They looked closely and carefully, recording what they noticed as they drew the images. We then used these observations to work out what we could learn about the Maya people.

“They were very clever. They valued stone work. Look at all the detail in stone and they made these long before machines.”

“I think this must be an important or religious person because they have put his statue over the doorway.”

“The gold colour of the pictures tell us the artist liked the Maya because gold is precious.”


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