1. Click on this link and search for "Belize." Zoom out on the map and describe the location of this country. What other countries surround it? What type of landforms are nearby? What ocean(s) line its coast?
2. Who is the "Crystal Maiden"? Note as many interesting facts about her as possible.
3. What did the ancient Maya think about caves? What was Xibalba? What was the Popol Vuh?
4. At the bottom of page 35, the author describes why the population of Tikal dropped form 90,000 to 10,000. Why do people believe this happened?
5. What about this article interests you? Is there anything you'd like to research further?
6. Use dictionary.com to define at least five words that you did not understand. Please wright the words and definitions on the back of your article.