The day starts with a short talk start on how and why the Tudors came to power, the effects of religious turmoil and how the discovery of the New World changed Europe. Reception – Dinosaurs and Fossils. WRITER: Suzannah Smith Miles. I’ve had the pleasure of participating in three Mayan ceremonies, all within the past six months. This engaging and motivating day studies life in Britain under the Pax Romana, the long period of relative peacefulness experienced by the Roman Empire. Our Time Travellers are very much in demand for their depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for their subject. Tiahuanaco city is said to be one of the most important sites of ancient America, with legends stating that the Sun god, Viracocha, appeared in Tiahuanaco and made it “the place of creation”—the place he chose to start the human race. A dinosaur workshop for reception class that will bring out the hidden palaeontologist in your pupils. Drawing upon an unrivalled pool of talented historians, archaeologists and reenactors, we typically visit more than 1,700 UK schools a year to deliver hands-on, educational workshops that leave kids (and teachers) buzzing. From the original hunter gathers to early farming communities, ancient technology and coming of the age of metal. Again, we don't always know what originated with the Mayans, and what was just general culture of the area over the centuries. “The Maya were cave-obsessed,” she says. Portals of the Past. Mayans were able to create such an accurate calendar thanks to their brilliant … They regularly take part in historical re-enactments, and have appeared in many films, historical documentaries and on the BBC’s “Horrible Histories”. Travel back 1000 years and unearth the undiscovered world of the Maya. A panoramic glimpse into everything pre-historic taking students on an exciting geological and palaeontological adventure from the Earth’s primordial beginning. Every corner in San Francisco has an astonishing story to tell. Mayans had an elaborate calendar which was one of the most accurate to have been created by any ancient civilisation. Following a short introduction to Maya customs. Portals to the Past | Inspiring history workshops for schools. Discover Portals of the Past in San Francisco, California: The remains of a ruined mansion memorialize the 1906 earthquake. Portals of the Past. Showing how the Maya took on aspects of the animals they hunted. The Portals team takes great delight in sharing their knowledge and their enjoyment of history with a whole new generation of history buffs. But the culture of the Mayans was to influence the Aztecs in many ways. We do know that the Aztecs shared the Mayan love of the cacao (chocolate) bean. Scattered across London in stately prominence and secret corners, the blue plaques scheme brings buildings to life Words: Jessica Tooze. This entertaining one-day workshop provides insight into medieval life from 1066 to 1483. Pupils will get the chance to participate in a fascinating and immersive range of activities in Maya society, ranging from Mesoamerica ballgames, ancient rituals and so much more. April 2019. A captivating workshop that vividly brings World War II to life, using a variety of teaching aids (including a genuine air raid siren!). Perhaps the most well-known tale of a supposed inter-dimensional portal concerns the town of Ong’s Hat, merely a speck on the map and one of the numerous abandoned old villages scattered throughout the remote Pine Barrens of the U.S. state of New Jersey. The day starts with a short talk start on how and why the Tudors came to power, the effects of religious turmoil and how the discovery of the New World changed Europe. Dinosaurs; Key Stage 2; Key Stage 3; Booking; About us. Contact us for more information on our coronavirus strategy. We are not just “teachers that get dressed up”. Perhaps the most well-known tale of a supposed inter-dimensional portal concerns the town of Ong’s Hat, merely a speck on the map and one of the numerous abandoned old villages scattered throughout the remote Pine Barrens of the U.S. state of New Jersey. By Tim Lambert. This educational, exciting and moving workshop provides a depth of understanding of the Great War in an impactful, but sensitive and age-appropriate manner. In 2015, NASA admitted that the idea of Earth portals — areas on the planet that instantly teleport human beings from one place to the other — are a reality that they have been studying for quite some time. To them, every cave was believed to be a portal into the underworld, which they called Xibalba. The Mayans worshipped a pantheon of gods, and their rulers were supposedly related to them and acted as intermediaries between the gods and humans. KS1 Dinosaurs and Fossils. A devastating obsidian war club, and its impact damage on a defenceless cabbage. The Mayans created a great civilization in parts of what are now Mexico and Honduras and in Guatemala. A dinosaur workshop for reception class that will bring out the hidden palaeontologist in your pupils. Experience Saxon England, from the hierarchy and etiquette of the Lord’s Hall, the language and the story of Beowulf, through to the burial of a Saxon king. After lunch, the children will even get to see one of the only Moatl clubs in the country. Journey through time with a photographic tour of Charleston’s centuries-old parish churches and chapels-of-ease. Covering everything from the warring city states, the birth of democracy and Greek legends to Alexander the Great and Greek culture. The Mayans MC Cast on Working with Edward James Olmos. Believed by some to be a portal to the land of the gods, the “Gate of the Sun” in Bolivia shares much of its legends with other similar sites in the Andes region. Team Bul – A strategic wargame focusing on hunting and defeating your enemy on a board, A fun fact finder quiz on the Maya creation myth, Maya civilisation and many other topics. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, which ancient Mayans … Explaining the process of a human sacrifice. A fascinating and immersive day, where the children are transported back to the late 1880s to experience life in Victorian England. Our multi-talented re-enactors are specialists in their field; true historians with a genuine passion for the past. KS2 Rocks, Dinosaurs and Fossils. Given the speed at which events took place, one of three things seems probable: The driver had knowledge of the portal’s whereabouts, the portal was created by the driver of the vehicle, or the portal was a completely freak occurrence. These are traditional fire ceremonies in which a shaman opens a portal to commune in prayer with the spirits and offerings are made to the fire and the 20 gods that rule the 20 day signs. About Portals to the Past This workshop provides students with a detailed insight into the life of a common soldier during the First World War, and addresses the myths of the “Great War”. Caves, she learned, were a recurring motif in ancient Maya art and literature: They were painted on the sides of ceramic vases, cited in songs and poems, and carved into stone monuments. Each day has both a number and a sign. Following a short introduction to Maya customs. This hugely popular Viking workshop covers everything from home-life to battles, Gods and how to have fun, Viking-style. Thought to have been filmed by the Los Angeles Police Department, a video showing a car disappearing into a portal surfaced in 2015. Key Stage 1 dinosaur workshop – let us take your children back to the Jurassic period. Next Up ... Felipe is struggling to keep his own past buried as much as he is trying lead his sons down the right path. Portals to the Past. The calendar had a lunar cycle, a solar cycle and Long Count cycle. LIFE IN THE MAYAN CIVILIZATION OF CENTRAL AMERICA. For availability or booking - call now on 0800 112 3192. Rounding off a captivating day, the Maya civilization comes to an end after the arrival and contact with the Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s.