Guatemala Image courtesy of: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Flag_of_Guatemala.svg/800px-Flag_of_...
Image from: http://www.ifff.net/WC2008/Photos/map-central_america_it.gif <ul><li>Guatemala is located south of Mexico and ...
Image from:http://i.infoplease.com/images/mguatema.gif <ul><li>The capital of Guatemala is Guatemala city. </li></ul><ul><...
Climate and Geography <ul><li>Guatemala has many mountains with dry peaks and wet valleys </li></ul><ul><li>In the valleys...
<ul><li>This shows the highlands of Guatemala. </li></ul><ul><li>Image from:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/common...
<ul><li>This shows the lower wetlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Usumacinta.jpg </l...
<ul><li>The rainforest </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: http://z.about.com/d/gocentralamerica/1/0/2/-/-/-/HPIM0177.JPG </li><...
The People <ul><li>The first people to live in Guatemala were called the Mayans </li></ul>Image from: http://www.salisbury...
Image from: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/images/maya/ruins.jpg <ul><li>They built great temples </li></ul>
Image from: http://jedigobind.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/mayan_calendar.gif <ul><li>They also invented calendars which we...
<ul><li>Image from: http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k104/thepromptwriter/dresden-codex.jpg </li></ul>
<ul><li>Now Guatemalans are of mixed heritage. </li></ul><ul><li>-Amerindian </li></ul><ul><li>-Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>...
Image from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Guatemala_market.jpg <ul><li>Guatemalans either farm or buy their food at sm...
Guatemalan Art <ul><li>Today, folk art is very popular </li></ul>These are called “worry dolls”.  If you tell them your wo...
Molas image from- http://thorup.com/image-mola/01mola.jpg
<ul><li>But back in the times of the Maya, murals and stone carvings were common. </li></ul><ul><li>The most famous stone ...
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Intro To Guatemala Unit

  1. 1. Guatemala Image courtesy of: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Flag_of_Guatemala.svg/800px-Flag_of_Guatemala.svg.png
  2. 2. Image from: http://www.ifff.net/WC2008/Photos/map-central_america_it.gif <ul><li>Guatemala is located south of Mexico and west of Belize </li></ul><ul><li>It is in the part of world called </li></ul><ul><li>“ Central America” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Image from:http://i.infoplease.com/images/mguatema.gif <ul><li>The capital of Guatemala is Guatemala city. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you find it on the map? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Climate and Geography <ul><li>Guatemala has many mountains with dry peaks and wet valleys </li></ul><ul><li>In the valleys there are rainforests </li></ul><ul><li>Because it is close to the equator, Guatemala has an average temperature of 75 ° F ( http://www.world66.com/centralamericathecaribbean/guatemala) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>This shows the highlands of Guatemala. </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Guatamala_Highlands_2006_08.JPG </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>This shows the lower wetlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Usumacinta.jpg </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The rainforest </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: http://z.about.com/d/gocentralamerica/1/0/2/-/-/-/HPIM0177.JPG </li></ul>
  8. 8. The People <ul><li>The first people to live in Guatemala were called the Mayans </li></ul>Image from: http://www.salisburyfestival.co.uk/cms/site/images/Mayans.jpg
  9. 9. Image from: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/images/maya/ruins.jpg <ul><li>They built great temples </li></ul>
  10. 10. Image from: http://jedigobind.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/mayan_calendar.gif <ul><li>They also invented calendars which were made of stone and a system of writing </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Image from: http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k104/thepromptwriter/dresden-codex.jpg </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Now Guatemalans are of mixed heritage. </li></ul><ul><li>-Amerindian </li></ul><ul><li>-Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish is the official language but many people also speak Mayan languages </li></ul>Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Chichicastenango-004.jpg
  13. 13. Image from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Guatemala_market.jpg <ul><li>Guatemalans either farm or buy their food at small markets </li></ul>
  14. 14. Guatemalan Art <ul><li>Today, folk art is very popular </li></ul>These are called “worry dolls”. If you tell them your worries and place them under your pillow at night, your worries will be gone in the morning! image from http://static.flickr.com/87/224778788_e04211150e.jpg
  15. 15. Molas image from- http://thorup.com/image-mola/01mola.jpg
  16. 16. <ul><li>But back in the times of the Maya, murals and stone carvings were common. </li></ul><ul><li>The most famous stone carvings being the stone calendars, which are also called “Mandalas”. </li></ul>

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