Juanita Velasco shares the Mayan way of life in intimate detail as she accompanies viewers on a tour of her homeland. Villagers show how they grow and harvest crops like mangos, papayas and coffee. Juanita chats with women who routinely spend much of their day preparing food, with farmers who walk miles to fields and markets and with a shepherd tending his flock. Friends and relatives of Juanita demonstrate traditional Mayan weaving. Colorful flowers, ripe fruit and lush vegetables are sold at market alongside Mayan handicrafts and textiles. Juanita's Dream: A Mayan's Guide to Guatemala provides colorful support to Geography units on the influence of geographical factors on how people live, to World History units on Central America, and to units on world cultures.