Sharing many common beliefs, deities, and rituals, the religion of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca was rooted in both the earth and the sky, the rhythms of the seasons, and the movements of the sun, moon, and stars. Readers will meet rain and sun gods, corn gods and fertility gods, earth mothers who are both creators and destroyers, and even a feathered serpent. Lavish primary-source images of arts and artifacts are paired with text that is both information-packed and enthralling. Readers who enter this pantheon are in for an awe-inspiring cultural journey through the divine mysteries of time and space.
DK Eyewitness: Aztec, Inca, and Maya is a spectacular and informative guide to the rise and fall of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, who built vast empires and left behind a legacy of mystery and wonder. Amazing color photographs offer your child a unique "eyewitness" view of these incredible civilizations. Show your child how jewelry was made, and learn what kind of food the Aztecs ate, how the Incas built their homes, and how the Mayan calendar worked. They'll also discover the secrets of the Inca stonemasons, the rites of passage every warrior had to face, and ceremonies for human sacrifice.
Focus on the similarities and differences of the three ancient cultures that once thrived on Earth: Mayan, Incan and Aztec. Read about the unique features of each civilization. Learn about their cultures, achievements and society, too. By learning about ancient civilizations, children will gain a better understanding of the modern world. Encourage this book today.
Let’s take a look at the historical facts surrounding America’s oldest civilizations namely the Aztec, Inca and Mayan. You will get an overview of these cultures through the pages of this book. The lesson on the Mayan, however, will be more in-depth as it will include information on the early tribes, empires and the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. Start reading today.
This unit, designed for use with intermediate and junior high school students, centers on the Mayan, Aztec and Incan civilizations in Central and South America and contains literature selections, poetry, writing ideas, curriculum connections to other subjects, group projects and more. The literary works included are: The corn grows ripe / by Dorothy Rhoads -- Aztecs: the fall of the Aztec capital / by Richard Platt -- Secret of the Andes / Ann Nolan Clark.
"Fascinated by the history and cultures of three highly developed ancient societies--the Mayans, followed by the Aztecs in Mesoamerica and the Incas farther south--Ferguson examines their artifacts and those of the Spanish conquistadors, in relation to the traditions preserved today by their many descendants...Part anthropological study, part history and part folklore... distills a huge amount of information to present a clear, uncluttered and rich resource."--Publishers Weekly. "Fun, inspiring, educational, and all in all, a great read."--The New Times.