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Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.

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Creativity and Innovation
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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smithsonian
Date Added:
03/26/2020
Welcome to Living Maya Time
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The Maya of Mesoamerica are renowned for their precise calendars and their knowledge of astronomy. Through systematic observations conducted over thousands of years, Maya skywatchers developed complex and accurate calendars that continue to mark agricultural and ceremonial cycles today. This lesson is an exploration of the Maya Calendar system and its intricate cycles. Hear the voices of contemporary Maya people as they weave their past and present together, and share with us their living traditions of Maya time.

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Social Studies
History
Society and Technology
World Cultures
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Lesson
Reading
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Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Institution
Date Added:
02/16/2021