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Learner Express
Learner Express is a gallery of short video modules distilled from over 350 hours in the Annenberg Learner Collection. The science topics are useful in a STEM-based curriculum, while the math topics align with the Common Core Standards. You can quickly locate 1-5 minute videos to enhance classroom or professional learning. Indexed, annotated, and linked to related resources, Learner Express embodies the best of just-in-time learning.

CollapseLooking for Clues at Copan
Looking for Clues at Copan: image map
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Through fieldwork and lab work, archaeologists have been piecing together what happened to bring about the collapse of Copán, once a thriving center of Maya civilization. In this activity, you'll be following in the steps of the archaeologists who studied Copán, looking for clues to how it collapsed. You'll be trying to answer two questions:

1. Why did Copán collapse?

2. Was the end a gradual decline or a rapid fall?

To get started, Journalclick on one of the topics to the left (monuments, houses, bones, people, or botany). Use your Copán journal to record important clues along the way.

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"Collapse" is inspired by programs from Out of the Past,
a video series from Annenberg Media.


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