UKS2 History - Chichen Itza Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity about the Mayan city of Chichen Itza, based in the Yucatán region of Mexico. The informational text follows the construction of the city, and its selection as one of the new seven wonders of the world in 2007 by UNESCO. Great for students learning about the Maya kingdom.

The activity requires NO PREP and has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers.

Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document.

Time allowance ( one hour)
5 minutes - read through the text individually.
40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity)
15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers

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Created: Jul 16, 2019

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

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