Well, the end of the world as predicted on the Mayan calendar came and went on December 21, 2012 (12-21-12). We're still here, but end-of-the-world debates still circulate. Can anyone predict when the world will end? Different religions answer this question differently. And it begs a larger discussion: how is time calculated and marked? How did these ancient timekeepers and astronomers decide upon this date? Have stargazers in other times and cultures predicted different dates for world-end? Here are free printable Mayan calendars, plus lesson plans on time measurement and culture study to answer these questions (and others!) Read more
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