Update: The Maya Music Project

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Rachel Reeves

Two realizations brought Jared Katz to a central valley elementary school with a 3D printer and a handful of Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers:

First: Even though many school children in the U. S.  have family in Mesoamerica and South America, the history of Mayan, Incan, and Aztec cultures often takes a back seat to lessons on Greek, Egyptian, and Roman history.

Second: The closer he got to his goal of being an academic archaeologist, the fewer people he spoke to about his work.

Over the ten-week Public Scholars seminar he developed a hands-on, affordable, and replicable summer curriculum to introduce the history of ancient Mayan music and the practice of archaeology.

Take a look!

 

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