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World Wonders
ChichÃn ItzÃ

World Wonders
World Wonders


ChichÃn ItzÃ
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.52

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cenotes, wells, provided, impressive, natural, interesting, pyramid, unknown, temples, level, builder, lines, southern, certain, lived, become
     content words:    North America, And South America, And Central America, Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza, El Castillo


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ChichÃn ItzÃ
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     You've heard of North America. And South America. And Central America. But have you heard of Mesoamerica?
 
2     Mesoamerica was the ancient home of the Mayans. It included what is now southern Mexico and parts of four more countries. Look on a map and put your finger on the Yucatan Peninsula. You are in Mesoamerica.
 
3     The Mayans have lived in this area for thousands of years. In ancient times, they discovered ways to do many things. They farmed on the steep mountain sides. They invented a calendar. They invented a written language. They invented ways of doing math.
 
4     Their way of doing math is interesting. It used just three signs for all of the numbers. A dot stood for the number one. A line stood for five. A shell stood for zero. With these three signs, the Mayans could write any number. Do you know what number this is: three dots and one line? How about this one: two dots and three lines?
 
5     The Mayans were smart and creative. They used many inventions that were unknown in other parts of the world.

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