Check out this new Openendedsocialstudies documentary short, shot on location at Uxmal, a Maya ruin in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This tour of the city is a great introduction to Maya culture and can be enjoyed by the casual viewer, the history buff, or in the classroom, in conjunction with our brand new (and totally free) unit on the ancient Maya.
In the beginning, there was teosinte, the wild ancestor of modern corn. Its kernels are too tough to eat or grind into flour. It was consumed not as corn on the cob or as a torilla, but instead as popcorn. Continue reading “Popcorn paved the way for the Aztec Empire”