Guatemala

A Legendary Lagoon

by Hans del Cid
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Math Questions

  1. If Chicabal Lagoon is 281 kilometers from Guatemala City, and you travel an average of 40 kilometers/hour, how long will it take you to get there?
  2. The lagoon is situated inside a volcano nearly ______ kilometers from the ________ Ocean.
  3. This lagoon is located 281 kilometers from Guatemala City. Change 281 kilometers to meters. Now change it to miles.
  4. What is the elevation of the lagoon?

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Extension Questions

  1. What do you think should be done to preserve the religious quality of this place for the Mayan people?
  2. Would you advocate closing it off to those who do not believe in its legend? Why or why not?

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