Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
The goal of the Teachers' Lab is to provide teachers and educators with a deeper understanding of commonly taught math and science concepts. Many of the Labs are based upon professional development workshops broadcast on the Annenberg Channel.
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?