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
Q&A page for students to ask questions about the books and the Maya.
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.
explores Maya culture and the rainforest.
THE END OF THE WORLD CLUB
explores the Spanish conquest.
THE RIVER OF NO RETURN
explores Maya mythology.
THE LOST CITY
Explores North American prehistory.