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Mesoamerican Ball Game Webquest
Welcome to the Mesoamerican Ball Game Webquest! Have fun as you explore the website
(http://www.ballgame.org/) and find the answers to the various questions below.
*** Answer on a separate piece of paper.***
Click on “Explore World”, then the word “Explore” in the lower right, then answer the following questions.
1. Click on “Olmec” along the left hand side of the screen. Observe their location on the map. Explore the
drop down menu. When did the Olmec culture exist? What are two characteristics of their lifestyle?
What was one of the substances they used to make their artwork? Did they play the ball game?
2. Click on “Maya” along the left hand side of the screen. Observe their location on the map. Explore the
drop down menu. When did the Maya culture exist? What are two characteristics of their lifestyle? What
was one of the substances they used to make their artwork? Did they play the ball game?
3. Click on “Aztec” along the left hand side of the screen. Observe their location on the map. Explore the
drop down menu. When did the Aztec culture exist? What are two characteristics of their lifestyle? What
was one of the substances they used to make their artwork? Did they play the ball game?
Click on “Explore Game” and follow the links to answer the following questions.
1. From what were the balls used in the game made?
2. How large were the balls? Were they solid or hollow? When hollow, what might be inside?
3. What were the five parts of the uniform worn by the participants in the game? Briefly describe each part.
4. Describe the court the players played in.
Click on “Experience Game” and answer the following questions.
1. Click on “watch game” and then again on “watch game” to view the movie. What is your impression of the
game?
2. Now click on “be a player” and play the quiz-game. How did you do?
Reflection (FULL SENTENCES, PLEASE!!!)
1. What is your overall impression of the Mesoamerican Ball game?
2. Did you find this exercise interesting? Why or why not?
***ANSWER ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER!!!***