The ancient Maya civilization had a complex social structure, set of religious beliefs, and writing system. These are just some of the fun facts readers discover as they learn what it would be like to live among the Maya. Readers enhance their knowledge of common social studies curriculum topics as they explore topics such as Mayan art, social classes, and farming methods. These topics are presented through detailed main text, as well as additional fact boxes. Vibrant photographs, maps, and historical images help readers see for themselves what Mayan life was like.