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What similarities and differences are there between the Maya civilisation and England from the 8th to the 10th century?

The first lessons of our History driven unit explores who the Maya people were, when and where in the world they lived and the reasons why they were so successful, particularly in the Classic period. The lessons then move on to discovering how we know about the Maya people, their beliefs and the hierarchy system that was in place in society and the important inventions that they made, especially in farming. The unit finishes with a comparison between the Ancient Maya Civilisation and Anglo-Saxon Britain, with a focus on the similarities and differences between the Maya City States and the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms; drawing on the archaeological evidence available to us. This final curriculum unit ties in all our learning from the year making important links and comparisons throughout.