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Subject: History

Timeblazers: History and More Series

"Highly Recommended. Each episode provides an interesting, engaging history lesson packaged in a kid-friendly format. Viewers can discuss what we can learn from history. What lessons have historical events taught us? How have things we take for granted today evolved over the centuries? Viewers can have fun looking Click for more

18. Wonders of the Maya: From Temples to Hot Chocolate

18. Wonders of the Maya: From Temples to Hot Chocolate

Alex (Stephen Joffe) has an idea to set up a hot chocolate stand to make some extra money. Because the hot chocolate at the store is expensive, he figures he can make it from scratch. This is a cue for Timeblazers Jen (Heidi Leigh) and Sam (Mike Ackerman) to clue Alex in on the discovery of chocolate from the cocoa bean, which dates back to the 1490s in Central America, and to introduce him to the ancient Mayan civilization, who lived in this part of the world for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived, and whose tribal customs led to many other contributions to civilization, such as coming up with a highly accurate calendar, because of their belief in a Sun god; also they created their own form of hieroglyphics for communicating, using pictures in place of words. 05/10DE IJ 30 min.
Also See: The Mayans: 300 B.C. to 800 A.D.; Worlds of the Maya

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