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Incan, Mayan, & Aztec Resources
Here's an exciting, hands-on collection of ideas and activities designed to introduce students to the life of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Ancient history will come to life for students as they write number glyphs using the code of the Maya, design their own battle uniforms using ideas from the Aztecs and learn about the diet, work, entertainment, worship and warfare of these people who were the forerunners of modern Mexico. They'll discover the fierce side of both cultures and their preoccupation with blood and death.
Actually see the heritage of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca with these eight 8.5" x 11" photo activity cards. Four reproducible activities are provided on the back of each. Images include images of, a stele, stone carving, suspension bridge, skull rack, llama, a Mayan Temple, Machu Picchu and, a Mayan Rainforest.
Make learning social studies fun with a Hands-on Heritage' Activity Book. This book is loaded with historical information, arts, crafts, games, cooking and more! Learn-and-do activities across the curriculum effectively portray life in other cultures and other times. Detailed instructions and material lists make planning a breeze and history fun! Grades 2-6. 48 pages, paperback.
This fascinating program highlights the amazing parallels between the two great American societies of the Aztecs and the Incas. With magnificent animated re-creations of lost cities such as Tenochtitlan and Machu Picchu, these are stories of two wealthy, sun-worshipping civilizations. Running time: 50 minutes.
The Maya Civilization - 2000 BC-1697 AD
Welcome to the fascinating world of the ancient Maya-the most advanced society of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the only New World culture to produce a complete system of writing. Maya flourished for over 2,000 years, building elaborate cities at a time when Europe was in decline. The activities in this book provide insight into the history, religion, culture, art, and life of the ancient Maya. The eight full-color transparencies at the back of the book can be used alone or with specific activities listed in the table of contents. Grades 4-6. 40 Pages.
National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Maya: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Maya's PastNathaniel HarrisNational Geographic / 2008 / Hardcover$16.16 Retail:
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Explore the story of the Maya: their religions, technologies, arts, and societies. Plus, learn not only about the people themselves, but also about the archaeologists who've discovered their secrets after years of work. National Geographic's extensive photographic and map archives add richness to this new series that trasports readers to significant archaeological sites and brings ancient civilizations to life. 64 pages, hardcover. Ages 10 & up.
An original tale combines research on Mayan history and legend with a suspenseful sports story. When the village priest predicts a year of terrible drought, a young man challenges the god of rain to a game of pok-a-tok, a fast-moving cross between soccer and basketball. Intricate, dramatic cut-paper illustrations powerfully re-create the Mayan classical period.
The Lost Cities of the Mayas: The Life, Art, and Discoveries of Frederick CatherwoodFabio BourbonWhite Star Publishers / 2014 / Hardcover$40.50 Retail:
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The Ancient Mayas are brought to life for your students. Create booklets to place inside the Lapbook folders, and improve retention of the information. Explore this time period in a fun, hands-on way as you create this beautiful Lapbook as a keepsake of your studies. Included is a Study Guide that can be used for teaching the topic. This product can stand alone or be used as a supplement to any other history curriculum. Depending on the maturity level of the child and the parent involvement, this product could be used with K-8th grade, and it is easy to alter for upper and lower grades. This ebook format includes a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create! Print as many as you need for your own household.
The Incan Empire - 1438-1572
Welcome to the fascinating world of the Ancient Incas-rulers of the largest empire of the New World prior to the Spanish arrival. At the height of their reign, Incas controlled nearly two thousand miles of the western coast of South America-from northern Ecuador to central Chile. The activities in this book provide insight into the history, religion, culture, art, and life of the ancient Incas. The eight full-color transparencies at the back of the book can be used alone or with specific activities listed in the table of contents. Grades 4-6. 48 Pages, paperback.
From the Publisher: As recently as 1987, robbers discovered by far the most spectacular vestiges of the Moche people, who ruled much of Peru for the first six centuries of the Christian era. This find - a royal burial chamber shoulder-deep in gold and silver ornaments and carvings studded with jewels - has provided many powerful insights into their way of life as Nigel Davies shows. Patterns representing a condor, a killer whale and even an 80-metre monkey, visible only from the air, are etched into a bare expanse of desert at Nazca. Davies analyses and assesses the latest scholarly theories surrounding one of the world's great enigmas. He then turns to the key power centres of the 'middle period' in Huari and Tiahuanaco, the great coastal civilization of Chimor (the first for which we have written accounts), and its eventual defeat by the Incas in around 1470. Alongside the often biased conquistador chronicles, archaeology can now illuminate the Inca imperial cult, their methods of agriculture, road-building, town-planning and settlement.
Latino History: The Great Civilizations of South & Central America DVDTMW Media Group / DVD$19.49 Retail:
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Discover the ancient civilizations that thrived in the Americas thousands of years before European settlers arrived. This DVD is the perfect supplement to any American history curriculum.Learn where the Mayas & Aztecs eventually came to settle and find out about the interaction between the Incas and European and American society. Grades 8-12. 21 minutes on DVD.
The Aztecs - 1482-1521
The Sad Night: The Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish LossSally MathewsHoughton Mifflin Harcourt / 1994 / Trade Paperback$6.26 Retail:
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In this striking picture book, Sally Schofer Mathews traces the Aztec presence in Mexico from the mythic origins of the Aztec Empire to the recent discovery of gold lost by the Spaniards on the fateful night. This unforgettable tale is accompanied by eloquent detailed illustrations rendered in they style of Aztec codex art.
Rich in symbolism, the art of the Aztecs offers compelling glimpses into a vanished civilization. This book, a glorious gallery of authentic designs from an ancient Mesoamerican society, presents 30 meticulous re-creations of a vibrant culture's traditional designs. Derived from ceramics, statues, weapons, books, and other priceless artifacts, the images portray gods, rulers, warriors, and animals, plus secular and sacred activities.
In Search of History: the Aztec Empire invites students to journey back in time for a look at the Aztec empire. Through the video, students visit and learn about the great achievements of this empire, as well as its struggles. The video begins by examining the early history of the Aztecs, including a look at rituals such as sacrificing. It then moves into the height of the power of the Aztec Empire. Finally, interactions with the Spaniards are discussed-interactions leading to the demise of this great empire. Grades 7-12. 31 minutes on DVD.