MAYAN CULTURE Brought To Life
Oak Meadow Middle School students had a unique opportunity in their Spanish class to supplement their cultural studies, specifically the thematic study of the Maya culture.
Retired Professor Francisco Tetzaguic, visiting from Guatemala, and his son, Juan, and daughter, Leticia, brought beautiful examples of Maya weaving, books and maps and shared aspects of the Maya philosophy of respect for nature and one another. Seventh and eighth graders learned about 21 Maya languages in Guatemala, meaning of different colors and their relationship to the natural world, and Maya form of story telling through geometric symbols that represent birds, serpents and natural phenomena such as hurricanes.
(From left) Christopher Hennessey, Julian Poyner, visitor Leticia Tetzaguic, Eamon O'Connor, Stephen Holmes, Lori Donohoe, Professor Tetzaguic, Isabella Princi, and Amelia Kovacs of Groton.