Using Jaguar Stones

Downloadable cross-curricular lesson plans on the Maya and the rainforest as well as chapter-by-chapter discussion guides for each book in the series.

The Jaguar Stones series:

A world of Maya themed adventures for students plus a wide range of free recources for teachers.

Free Skype visits with classes reading the Jaguar Stones books

Pages to display your students' Jaguar Stones and Maya related projects/artwork

Q&A page for students to ask questions about the books and the Maya.

The opportunity for students to discover their birthdate and glyph in the Maya calendar

Links to the best Maya websites - all vetted for acuracy.

Downloadable posters and bookmarks.

iInteractive web module where students can create their own Maya name glyphs

When a city kid from Boston gets lost in the perilous rainforest, a local Maya girl comes to his rescue. Together, these teens from different worlds take off on a series of fast, thrilling, and laugh-out-loud funny adventures that explore Maya culture, mythology, and the meaning of belonging.

-     high-level language use made accessible through a highly engaging and fast-paced story.

-     explores interactions between different cultures, such as ancient/modern Maya, present-day North/Central America,  Maya/conquistadors, Maya/Aztecs, city/forest dwellers.

-     wide-ranging, story-embedded references to rainforest ecosystems.

- contains rich visuals: illustrations and maps throughout the text and in the extensive glossary.

BOOK ONE:

MIDDLEWORLD

explores Maya culture and the rainforest.

BOOK TWO:

THE END OF THE WORLD CLUB

explores the Spanish conquest.

BOOK THREE:

THE RIVER OF NO RETURN

explores Maya mythology.

BOOK FOUR:

THE LOST CITY

Explores North American prehistory.