Exploring the End of the Mayan Calendar

Exploring the End of the Mayan Calendar

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Prophecy & Survival Online

Here are just a few of the interesting websites that chronicle different prophecies, disaster scenarios and survival methods to help prepare. Full of images, little-known historical information, and further links to gather more information, click through for the best of Mayan Prophecy online.

Doomsday 2012

Focuses on doomsday and is intended for teenagers. Visitors to this website are informed about the possibility of a doomsday and encouraged to spread the message and to treasure their lives. Find the sources used for this project.

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Stop Disasters!

Visitors can play this online game to learn how to prevent tragic disasters from coming your way. Your role in this game is to plan and construct a safe environment for your population. Assess the disaster risk and try to limit the damage when natural hazards strike. Expert advice is provided along the way.

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Cracking the Mayan Code

The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script, carved on monuments, painted on pottery, and drawn in handmade bark-paper books. For centuries, scholars considered it too complex to ever understand – until recently, when an ingenious series of breakthroughs finally cracked the code and unleashed a torrent of new insights into the Mayas' turbulent past.

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Maya Cycles of Time

Showcases the variety of artists and scholars whose work has brought the ancient Maya to the world. Find out how the Mayan kept track of time, how they recorded significant dates, and why records, dating and understanding the cosmos were so important to them. In addition, visitors can use the Maya calendar converter to experiment with different correlations and have fun with Mayan calendrics.

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The Dresden Codex

Dedicated to informing visitors about Mayan astronomy revealed in their ancient book called the Dresden Codex. This book contains the results of Mayan observations and calculations of astronomical phenomena and is a band of paper 3.5 meters long set up into 39 sheets so that it creates 78 pages. Find out how studying the Dresden Codex has helped to interpret dates that correlate with the Christian dating system.

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Maya Calendar

Teaches visitors about the Mayan calendar, the center of Maya life and their greatest achievement. Visitors will learn that this calendar's ancestral knowledge guided the Maya's existence from the moment of their birth and that virtually nothing escaped its influence. In addition, the site focuses on Maya mathematics, Maya world tours, and today's date!

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Maya Astronomy

Designed as a look into the Mayan culture's ancient views of astronomy. Visitors are first given a brief background on Mayan history, geography, and the limited resources available at the time. Topics discussed include Mayan mathematics, calendar, and writing and how they each had a purpose in developing Mayan astronomy.

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Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

Designed to provide visitors with pages on how they can prepare for both natural and man-made emergencies. Visitors will discover that there are important differences among potential terrorist threats that will impact the decisions they make and the actions they take. Become better prepared for the unexpected!

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Education for Geo-Hazards

Large online resource on natural disasters and how to best prepare for them. Visitors can choose from tsunamis, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, avalanches, and more. Find out what to do before, during, and after disaster strikes and learn how to save your own life and the lives of others.

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Wilderness Survival

There is an adventurer in all of us--but how well do you think you could survive in the wilderness? Come and educate yourself on survival techniques. The contents of this website are taken from actual U.S. Army training manuals and feature information on topics such as: shelters, how to build fires, desert survival, and wilderness navigation. Prepare yourself because one day you may need it!

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Preparedness Resources

Welcome to Prepare.org, a website brought to you by the American Red Cross and other community-based organizations to help you and your family prepare for natural and human-caused disasters. Come and learn about some of its key goals, such as serving the vulnerable population: seniors, children, people with disabilities and animal and pet owners.

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Websites for Children

Here is a selection of terrific Mayan culture and prophecy, disaster scenario and survival resource online - designed just for kids.

Lords of the Earth: Welcome to the Maya/Aztec/Inca of the Lords of the Earth

This website invites visitors to explore the ancient times of the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas who dominated the Earth thousands of years ago. Find out what we know about each of these civilizations and what has been discovered by archaeologists in the last few hundred years. Discover why each of these groups were so in tune with the earth and how this enabled them to be highly advanced in many areas.

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Mayan Kids

This website is designed to inform as well as entertain kids about the ancient Mayan culture. Visitors can select from topic headings such as: the people, the pyramids, gods & goddesses, and maps. The site is full of animation and color that makes the information easier to understand and exciting to learn about.

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Equipped to Survive

The wilderness can be a scary place if you're not prepared for emergency situations. This site will help teach you what to do in a scenario where you become lost in the woods.

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Emergency Made Easy

Is your family properly prepared for an emergency? This site will provide you with great tips on how to get started.

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If you're looking for some research material for an upcoming report try using KCPL databases:

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Kids Search: MAYA

Kids Search is another great KCPL database for kids researching Maya.

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