Take your students on an exciting educational adventure to learn about the ancient Maya civilization and culture with Mayan Mysteries, an innovative educational game for 5th to 9th graders. Using a computer or tablet devices, players explore the mysterious world of the Ancient Maya, discover artifacts, decode glyphs, visit ancient Maya cities, explore the Maya calendar and more in this exciting educational journey through history.
This puzzle-based game combines in-depth study of the fascinating Maya civilization with activities that test reading comprehension, geographical knowledge, spatial reasoning, and science and math skills. Students practice scientific thinking and exercise their analytical thinking skills while solving fun puzzles about the Maya calendar, number system, and daily life. An in-game encyclopedia encourages students to explore topics and retain information ranging from the Maya governmental system to farming practices and Maya beliefs about time.
What is included in the Classroom Edition?
The Classroom Edition includes one-year licenses for a class of up to 30 students. It also provides teachers with a powerful Teacher Management System (TMS) to track students’ progress and performance within the game.
I teach more than one class, how do I purchase more than 30 licenses for my students?
The Mayan Mysteries Teacher’s Edition includes licenses for a class of up to 30 students. If you would like to use Mayan Mysteries with more than one classroom, you will need to purchase on Teacher’s Edition for each classroom. If you are purchasing for an entire grade level or school, you may be interested in our bulk pricing options. Contact us for more information.
Can I use one Teacher’s Edition subscription for multiple classrooms?
A Teachers Edition subscription includes licenses for up to 30 students. For additional students to play Mayan Mysteries you must purchase additional Teachers Editions for each block of 30 students
Bring History to life with the award-winning Roman Town: the game that lets you be an archaeologist. This truly unique and innovative educational computer game turns players into real archaeologists while immersing them in ancient history. Created by a professional archaeologist and teacher, Roman Town brings history to life in a way no book or board game can. Roman Town is more than a game: it is a hands-on learning experience that emphasizes player-driven learning, reading comprehension, problem-solving and analytical thinking.
The science of archaeology provides the framework for an in-depth study of Roman daily life. Students learn the methodology of excavation by managing a team of diggers and directly excavating important Roman artifacts. Players are required to sort and classify their finds in the lab and complete a report summarizing their discoveries. Students reconstruct rare artifacts piece by piece, compare and contrast the similarities and differences between ancient and modern life, and test their memory and problem solving skills. In Roman Town, players tour Roman buildings, interact with artifacts and talk to ancient Romans.
With Roman Town, your students will learn detailed, historical information about Roman daily life in 79AD and the contributions the Romans made to art, architecture, language and more. The Educator's Manual (included free with the Teacher's Edition) provides background information for lessons on the science of archaeology and Roman History. Roman Town conforms to Standards of Learning and Curriculum Mandates for Language Arts and Social Studies.
What is the difference between the Single User CD and Teacher’s Edition CD?
The Teacher’s Edition is a multi-use version of the standard game. The game is the same, but the Teacher’s Edition is licensed for use on up to 15 computers. It also includes a copy of the Educator’s Manual for easy lesson planning.
What is the Educator’s Manual?
The Educator’s Manual makes it a breeze to use Roman Town as a learning tool. Want to teach with Roman Town but have no background in Archaeology? The Educator’s Manual is here to help! Providing valuable background information on Archaeology and Roman life, the Educator’s Manual is an easy to use supplement to Roman Town. The Manual contains: playing instructions, an introduction to archaeology, a comprehensive glossary, and fun activities and discussion ideas to expand your lessons. Information in the manual is presented in an easy reading style appropriate for both kids and adults.
I would recommend this for both parents who want a computer game that is actually fun and educational [and] teachers and home schoolers too.
- R. Maas