Multcolib School Corps Picks The Aztec, Inca and Maya Grades 6-8
Annotation:Describes the work of archaeologists who have uncovered the artifacts of ancient Aztecs of Mexico.
Annotation:Taking readers into the world of the ancient Mayan code, the author explains how these hieroglyphs, once thought indecipherable, were deciphered about 40 years ago, and what the hieroglyphs mean. Includes a raised "Glyphmaster" so readers can make glyph rubbings just like real archaeologists, and develop their own secret codes and messages. Illustrations.
Annotation:A comprehensive series focuses on ancient myths that place stories in the context of the societies that created them. Readers can learn about ancient civilizations by investigating these fascinating native tales.
Annotation:A look at the life of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, including his first voyages to the New World, his conquering of the Aztec Empire, and his legacy in world history.
Annotation:The Incas, an American Indian people, built a vast and powerful empire in the Andes Mountains of Peru in the 1400s. Fabulous archaeological discoveries have aided our understanding of this marvelous culture. Inca mummies have been found on frozen mountaintops, on volcanoes, and in the outskirts of Lima, Peru's capital city. Tombs have yielded artifacts that give clues to the spiritual life of these ancient people.
Annotation:Step into the shoes of an Incan king and learn about the culture and religion of the Incan people, who lived in South America.
Annotation:Francisco Pizarro conquered the Inca Empire, consisting of 4 million people, with only 200 men and 60 horses. With a combination of trickery, treachery, and brutality, he then went on to plunder the Inca's riches and exploit the people for his own gain.
Annotation:The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death (A Mayan Myth) is a fun and clever story based on one of the tales of the Mayan book Popol Vuh. The Hero Twins Hunter and Jaguar Deer are two clever and fun-loving boys who are blessed with super powers and astonishing skill at the traditional Mayan ball game of Pok-a-tok.
Annotation:Describes easy-to-make crafts that replicate the arts of the ancient Aztecs. Includes historical material, a timeline, a glossary, and resources.
Annotation:Two married gods disobey their orders and visit Earth, are turned into mortals as punishment, and eventually become mountains so that they will always stand side by side.
Annotation:A unique look at the Aztecs and the archaeologists who are determined to unearth their secrets. In 1521 the world of the Aztecs came to a sudden end when Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquistador, destroyed their capital.
Annotation:Chronicle of an expedition into the Llanganati Mountains of Ecuador in search of 750 tons of worked gold, which the Incas hid from the Spanish conquistadors after Pizarro executed the Sun King, Atahualpa.
Annotation:Step into the world of the Aztecs! Wear an Aztec ruler's feather headdress, sip Aztec hot chocolate, keep your wits about you as you play patolli, make a seed rattle, and create your own folding codex book.
Annotation:An aerial view of an Inca town, based on the great city of Cuzco, provides insight into the culture, religion, daily life, arts and crafts, and more of these ancient people.
Annotation:A companion book to Mann's groundbreaking bestseller "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus," this is a fascinating, full-color journey that presents the Americas as young readers have never seen them before. Full color.
Annotation:An examination of several of the more important ancient civilizations of Peru with particular focus on the Incas and with attention drawn also to the effects of the Spanish conquests.
Annotation:Step into the shoes of a Mayan soothsayer's son and learn about the Mayan culture and religion of ancient Mexico and Central America.
Annotation:A first-person account of the 1995 discovery of the over 500-year-old Peruvian ice mummy on Mount Ampato and a description of the subsequent retrieval and scientific study.
Annotation:A process of assimilation and cultural layering makes Incan mythology a rich and complex brew of Andean folklore, history, and belief. This book serves up a sumptuous offering of Incan and other Andean myths, and sheds light on cultures that often remain shrouded in mystery to this day.
Annotation:Describes the history of Cuzco, from the days of the powerful emperor Pachacuti to its conquest by the Spanish to its status today as a landmark of world history.
Annotation:This book takes readers on an expedition high into the Andes Mountains to discover the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu, built by the Incas more than 500 years ago. Readers will learn about the advanced skills and technologies the Incas used to build Machu Picchu, what Machu Picchu was once used for, and how people today use the ruins to learn about the Inca empire.
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