Begin by describing the daily life of the Maya people. Describe what they wore. Mention that those of higher class wore high feathers. Ask students if they can make a connection to today’s society. Next, explain what the Maya ate and the importance of maize and cacao. The Maya would also entertain themselves with a ball game, though this was also considered a religious experience. After this, describe the Maya religion and the many gods the Maya people worshipped. Talk about some gods like Itzamna, Kukulcan, and Chac. Explain that they also engaged in human sacrifice as a gift to the gods. Check student understanding by having students drag a checkmark or an X to determine if statements are true or false. Then introduce the Mayan calendars. Have students compare them with the calendars we use today. Finally, teach students about the advanced strides the Maya people made in mathematics and astronomy. Discuss the Maya number system and the importance of the number zero. Have students drag the correct words to complete the paragraph.