The Maya developed one of the most stunning early civilizations in the Americas. Yet they did so under challenging conditions. In this activity you will learn about the conditions the Maya faced and how those conditions affected the development and role of Mayan cities. You will then have a chance to compare Mayan urban development with one of the other early civilizations in the Americas.
Destination Title: Civilizations in America
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Start at the Civilizations in America Web site.
- Click on Contents. Then click on Mayas.
- Browse through the article, taking notes as you read.
After you have read the material, answer the following questions.