Maya made their home in northern Central America. Today, this
region falls into modern day southern Mexico, most of Guatemala, all of
Belize, the northern tip of Honduras, and a northeast piece of El
geography varies greatly in different parts of this region of the world.
You can find dry and arid land, rainforests, swamps, and coastal
areas. Earthquakes were frequent. There was flooding and
mudslides, hurricanes and droughts. In the highlands to the south,
among the Sierra Madre mountains, there are 37 volcanoes.
ancient Maya were a clever people. They invented many things to overcome
the various problems their geography and climate created to disturb
their comfort. One thing they did was to clear large sections of the
rain forest, to build underground reservoirs for fresh water storage.
They did this without metal tools. (The Maya were great builders.)
of the Maya World
of 5 Important Maya Cities
Kids Map (colorful!)
of the Maya (presentation)
Geography & Ecology Presentation in PowerPoint format
Presentations about the ancient Mayas