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Magical Maya creatures bring Mexican myths to life (Learning World: S5E14, part 2/3)

Serpents, magical giant birds, fantastic creatures: these are at the core of Mayan legends. Roldan Peniche has dedicated himself to reviving these Mayan myths and now, in the Mexican state of Yucatan, education authorities have taken up his mission.

At the foot of the centuries-old Mayan pyramid of Acanceh, children learn about the magical creatures that dwell in Yucatan’s forests and lagoons. What is the aim of telling these old myths to children? The answer is easy: to rescue these myths, simplifying them and making them fun and interactive. By using new technologies or other elements like puppets and masks, the children learn easily and tap into this world.

How can traditional myths and tales help children learn about the modern world? In India, a student is recording the chanted stories of her tribe in order to preserve them:
In France, an initiative uses plays and fairtale-like stories to gain children’s interest in science:

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