Worldviews in Conflict:The Spanish and the Aztecs
Gen. Outcome: Through an examination of Spanish and Aztec societies, students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how intercultural contact affects the worldviews of societies. (from Alberta Education)
Hidden World of the Aztec (Ancient Civilizations of the Americas)
FICTION:During the Spanish Inquisition 15-year-old scribe Ramon must hide the family's secret that they are conversos: Jews converted to Christianity.
Illustrates the symbols of the ancient Aztec calendar.
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 children a unique "eyewitness" view of these incredible civilizations.
An account of the travels of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca through Texas and Mexico from 1528 through 1536, looking particularly at his relations with the native people with whom he shared his journeys.
Cities of Blood takes readers inside the amazing traditions and gory rituals of the Olmecs, Mayas, and Aztecs of pre-Columbian civilization.
Introduction -- Commoners, nobles, and rulers -- Warriors -- Priests and scholars -- Merchants and craftspeople -- Farmers -- Housekeepers, cooks, and weavers -- The legacy of the ancient Aztecs.
Nezahualcoyotl was a brilliant poet, architect and engineer. After reclaiming the throne stolen by his enemies, the Poet King became a great ruler who built palaces, libraries, aqueducts and gardens. Though he endured many tragedies, his poetry brought him comfort and secured his reputation as a literary master. Nezahualcoyotl's amazing life and achievements are related here in a unique combination of biography and poetry.
Yoatl, a 12-year-old Aztec boy living in 1519 tells of his terror as a novice warrior. He meets the pale, hairy-faced strangers who arrive from across the sea with their powerful weapons. Includes information about the Aztec life and customs.
This definitive reference offers enthralling insights into the art and architecture, myths and legends, and everyday life of the people of Mexico and Central America.
Describes life during the Aztec Empire. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of life as a worker, a warrior, and a European explorer.
Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her…
The Aztec civilization -- Creating a capital -- The social system -- The Aztec language -- By the numbers -- Aztec religion -- Funerals and the afterlife -- Successful farmers -- A culture of city-states -- Art, jewelry, and clothing -- Warriors and weapons -- Fun and games -- The collapse of a culture -- What was left behind.
Readers will discover how archaeologists excavate sites, what artifacts teach us about the past, and why it's important to protect archaeological sites. Each highly illustrated title gives the reader a close-up view of one archaeological mystery with photos and text of the site's discovery, archaeological research conducted there, and significant finds. Each book includes full-color photographs and informative sidebars on the tools archaeologists use to uncover history.