Start by explaining the geography of where the Maya lived. Have students circle the countries on the map. Next, explain what the land and climate were like. Ask students to drag pictures to help show what the land was like in Mesoamerica. Check their work on the next slide. Ask students to turn and talk to a partner to discuss how they think the Maya used the land and climate to their advantage. Following this, explain the Mayan government. It had a hierarchical government structure with Kings and Priests at the top, followed by Merchants & Artisans, Peasants, and finally Servants. Ask students to analyze the given images on the interactive whiteboard and to see if they can figure out which people they are portraying. Finally, discuss Maya architecture with the students. Show the video and explain that we still have ancient temples surviving today that we can look at and study. Ask students to see if they can come up with uses for the Maya Pyramids. Discuss some of the (famous) Mayan ruins and talk about some that can still be seen in Central America today.