Look carefully at this photo. What do you see? How do you know? Where was this photo taken? Do you know? (city, country, etc) How do you know? How does this photo make you feel? Follow with a small group discussion. Ask the students to do a whole group shout out, or short written response. *This written response may be done as a collective piece where students either share the pen, or dictate their sentence. Read their story aloud. Ask them to read it! (Tulum, Yucatan, Mexico)
Tulum Mayan ruins, Yucatan, Mexico - "Temple of the Frescos" was used as an observatory for tracking the movements of the sun. Niched figurines of the Maya “diving god” or Venus deity decorate the facade of the temple.