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donderdag 19 mei 2016

Mayan City

Now 15-year-old William Gadoury became interested in Mayan civilization in 2012. For his science project, he wanted to understand how the Mayans chose where to build their cities.
Watch the video to find out what happened then.

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.
  • Mayan - belonging to the Maya (a group of American Indian people living mostly in southern Mexico and Guatemala)
  • superimpose - to place or lay (something) over something else
  • groundbreaking - introducing new ideas or methods
  • pore over something - read or study something very carefully
  • a high potential - a very big chance or possibility that something will happen

First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. William studied 22 constellation. What was missing in one of them?

  2. What did William look for when he pored over satellite images?

  3. What will be the next step for William?

  4. On YouTube, this video’s caption is: “Quebec teen may have found lost Mayan city.”
    Does this mean William actually found a lost city? Explain your answer.