- Uncover artifacts, solve puzzles and mini games, decode glyphs, and learn about the Maya calendar.
- Mayan Mysteries combines an innovative online game with social studies standards-based curriculum to create an engaging environment for learning about the daily life of the ancient Maya.
- Created by an archaeologist and teacher, this easy to use game for home or classroom can be played on the web or iPad.
A trained archaeologist and former middle school teacher, Suzi Wilczynski conceptualized from her own personal experiences something she knew kids everywhere would love. “Archaeology is a wonderful teaching tool for social studies,” says Suzi, whose dig experience includes nearly 10 years of projects in Greece and Israel). “It brings history to life while encouraging students to use skills from multiple disciplines such as math, science and language arts. Students responded well when I used archaeology in the classroom, but I quickly realized there are not a lot of options for teachers who are not also trained archaeologists.” So she set out to create entertaining, interactive games that can be played at school or at home to truly engage children in the experience of archaeology — “and to educate them about civilizations and cultures in an immersive way that goes beyond what they can experience from a textbook or film.” With her business partner Robert Sharer (back in 1993, he discovered the tomb of an ancient Mayan king in Honduras) Suzi is the founder and president of Dig-It! Games, is hot on to something big and hopes students everywhere will be on to it as well. She calls it Mayan Mysteries.