Reading Webquest 2012 Prophecy

2012 Prophecy

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  • apocalypse
  • prophecy
  • Gregorian calendar
  • doomsday
  • solstice


  1. The Mayans are said to predict the end of the world in 2012.
    1. Where are they from?
    2. Do they still exist? What happened to them?
    3. How do we know about them?
  2. What is the date that has been predicted?
  3. How was this date calculated?
  4. What special day is this every year on the normal calendar?
  5. How long is the "Long Cycle" talked about on the Mayan calendar?
  6. Is there consensus about the significance of this date?
  7. What are 3 ways that some people think the world will end on this day?
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  8. Which city has a large clock counting down to the end of the world?
  9. Which former Beatle will be giving a special performance? Where will it be?
  10. At which special Mayan archaeological site can you watch the sun rise?
  11. How many tourists are expected to come to Mexico because of the prophecy?
  12. What other predicted apocalypse dates have passed recently without event?
  13. We usually use base 10 for counting, but what base counting system did the Mayans use for their calendar?