Explore the Mesoamerican Ball Game: Online and Interactive

589px-Maya_Vase_BallplayerKuddos to my student Matthew who sent me this website. We are on the Mesoamerican section right now in my history course. The ballgame was an integral and pervasive activity throughout Ancient Mesoamerica. It is in their history, religion, and art. It was one of the most socially and ritually important activities in the Ancient Americas.

The website “The Mesoamerican Ballgame” explores the history and significance of the ballgame throughout history. You can explore an interactive timeline, study its history among various cultures, and even see vide of the game being played today! It also includes lesson plans and activities for students of all grade levels.

The website was developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mint Museum of Art.

8 thoughts on “Explore the Mesoamerican Ball Game: Online and Interactive

  1. Andrew

    That website no longer exits, where did the website move to? It was such an awesome teaching tool, please help!

  2. Christina

    You have no idea how happy I am to have found this resource again! One day it just vanished so I have been trying to make up for it with other materials, but nothing was ever as good or as fun for the students. Thank you for reposting!


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