Friday, March 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
K-16 Teacher Workshop: The Latin American Research Center, in conjunction with the Middle American Research Institute's Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, will host a teacher workshop on the ancient Maya. The workshop will introduce information on Maya political organization as well as provide activities to introduce into the classroom.
Glyph Workshop: This workshop will teach registrants the basics of reading the Maya hieroglyphs, using a variety of examples from ancient Maya monuments. We will look at the structure, topics, and vocabulary of ancient Maya texts, and we will work through the basics of the Maya calendar. The history of the discovery and decipherment of Maya hieroglyphs will also be discussed. Finally, we will work together to read a few real ancient Maya texts