Incan, Mayan, & Aztec Resources
A full-color, compelling book for ages 7 to 10 offers a deep dive into the three sophisticated ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica?the Aztecs, Maya, and Incas? through hands-on STEAM projects, essential questions, and loads of fascinating facts!
Why were there more than 3,000 steps built at Machu Picchu? Why did the Aztecs roam Mexico for nearly 200 years before finding a place to settle? How did the Maya study the movements of the stars and the planets? Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids takes kids ages 7 to 10 on a guided tour to experience the history, culture, economics, and daily life of the Aztecs, Maya, and Incas.
- Travel through humid rainforests, coastal zones, and rocky peaks to spot majestic ruins rising above the jungle, such as the Maya city of Tikal with its steep pyramids, the ruins of Machu Pichu, where the stones were cut so precisely that not even a knife can fit between them, and the Aztec temple Templo Mayor, where people once climbed the steps up the temple to be sacrificed to
- The daily lives from thousands of years ago are brought to life through fun illustrations, fascinating facts, essential questions, and hands-on STEAM projects such as constructing model bridges and pyramids, planting floating gardens, and translating hieroglyphics.
- Kids explore the knowledge that has filtered through the centuries from past civilizations and are encouraged to think critically and creatively to recognize the foundations on which people build modern societies.
The Incas Aztecs, & Mayas Coloring Book is a sampling of the art of civilizations active in Mexico, Central and South America to color. 48 pages, softcover. Grades 4 and Up.
Revealing legends and legacies, Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects, offers engaging insight into the c ontinent-sprawling ancient Inca culture. The text and activities invite learners on a journey along the Inca Trail. They'll visit the city of Cuzco and the majestic Machu Picchu, built on a jagged ridge thousands of feet above the Urubamba River. Kids will learn about cultural beliefs, rituals, scientific advances, and languages. They'll create Salar de Uyuni salt crystals and build a tropical cloud forest. This captivating educational tool also features unique illustrations, informative sidebars, fun-fact questions, and vocabulary that will interest readers from start to finish.
Read along and learn about the Incan city Machu Picchu with this biography in the Where Is . . . ? series. Written for children ages 8 to 12 years, this biography includes historical, cultural, and archeological information on the ancient ruins in Peru. Includes maps, illustrations, fun facts, a timeline of events, and more. Includes a foldout map inside.
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 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.
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.
Bringing together elements from traditional Inca and Spanish chronicles, Kim MacQuarrie painstakingly traces the last days of the Inca Empire-as well as how the West rediscovered it once again. Examining the tension between Native and Conqueror, Christianity and Traditional Religions, Peru and Spain, this work looks at the motivations and maneuverings of Pizarro, Atahualpa, Tito Cusi, and the final Inca emperor Tupac Amaru with vivid imagery and thoroughly researched facts. 522 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket.