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Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself with 25 Projects

Illustrated by Tom Casteel

Revised in 2012 Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9-12 to the world of the ancient Maya, the most advanced and mysterious civilization of Read More

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: Ancient Civilizations

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KLIATT
"This would be a great addition to a unit on Central American history for upper elementary, middle school and junior high students."

Calliope Magazine
"Skillfully lends historical facts with detailed instructions for replicating the masks, hieroglyphs, calendars, and musical instruments fashioned by the ancient Maya."

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Revised in 2012 Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9-12 to the world of the ancient Maya, the most advanced and mysterious civilization of the New World. From ceremonial masks to hieroglyphics, and calendars to musical instruments, Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how the Maya lived, cooked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors through hands on building projects that use common household supplies. Detailed step-by-step instructions for each project are combined with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Mesoamerica.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important Dates
Timeline of the Maya

Important People
Names Known to the Maya

Important Places
Geography of the Maya

Introduction

Chapter 1
Uncovering an Ancient Legacy

Chapter 2
Kings and Priests

Chapter 3
Gods and Sacrifices

Chapter 4
Merchants

Chapter 5
Farming, Food, and Clothing

Chapter 6
Maya Children

Chapter 7
Games

Chapter 8
Writing

Chapter 9
Numbers

Chapter 10
Calendars

Chapter 11
Majestic Builders

Chapter 12
The Arts

Glossary
Resources
Index