Welcome to ThinkLink!

ThinkLink is our new online platform emphasizing global learning from home, designed for educators and students worldwide.

Resources will include:

  • Original lessons: culturally rich educational activities.
  • “Meet the Artist” videos: ArtLink students from around the world share the stories behind their original art pieces.
  • Additional resources: curated links to supplementary materials, both informative and fun!


Maíz (Corn): A Staple Crop in the Americas

For students ages 9-14

We invite you to explore Mesoamerica, one of the regions where our ArtLink partners live. Enjoy learning from and meeting the students as they share aspects of their culture in detail.

See their artwork, watch their videos and begin to understand the importance of Maíz.

Maíz is an essential food that is central to the culture of millions of people around the world.

In this lesson, you will learn how rural communities in Guatemala grow this crop in their backyards and how Maíz is an important cultural asset deeply intertwined with their environment.

Map of Mesoamerica



  • Select this link to access the lesson. Read the introduction and click on the “Start Maíz Lesson” button.
  • Watch the video on the mythology and historical importance of Maíz.
  • Locate on the map Mesoamerica and Guatemala, the rainforest region of Petén, and the Mayan archaeological site of Tikal.
  • Explore the seven pieces of art created by Guatemalan students and watch the videos the produced on growing and using Maiz.
  • Evaluate your acquired knowledge by taking the final quiz.

Meet the Artists Videos - COMING SOON



Enjoy these curated inks to supplementary materials, both informative and fun!

We will be adding to this list, so be sure to check back often.

We also welcome suggestions! Please email us at worldlink@creativeconnections.org with any you may have.

Scavenger Hunts - COMING SOON


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