Central & South Americans
After our study of Native North Americans it only made sense to head south to spend a couple of weeks with Native Central and South Americans. This lesson begs for a craft, but we've hit our crafting threshold for now with Girl Scouts. Check out the other resources of interest below for a couple of good books with crafts by Nomad Press. We'll probably use them during our next round of Medieval Times.
Main Lesson Part 1: Aztecs
- Read The Usborne Medieval World by Jane Bingham (pages 80-81).
- Completed HO map work for Lesson 35, Main Lesson Part 1.
- Read The Aztecs: Life in Tenochtitlan by Matt Doeden.
- Read "No. 8: Hernando Cortés" from Top 10 Worst Ruthless Warriors You Wouldn't Want to Know! by Fiona MacDonald.
- Read The Fisherman and the Turtle by Eric A. Kimmel.
- Read Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate by Dianne De Las Casas.
- Read The Usborne Medieval World by Jane Bingham (pages 82-83).
- Completed HO map work for Lesson 35, Main Lesson Part 2.
- Read Hands of the Maya: Villagers at Work and Play by Rachel Crandell.
- Read How the Gods Created the Finger People by Elizabeth Moore.
- Read The Night the Moon Fell: A Maya Myth by Pat Mora.
- Read Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert.
Main Lesson Part 3: Incas
- Read The Usborne Medieval World by Jane Bingham (pages 84-85).
- Completed HO map work for Lesson 35, Main Lesson Part 3.
- Read The Inca Empire by Sandra Newman.
- Read Up and Down the Andes by Laurie Krebs.
- Read Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains by Barbara Knutson.
- Read Moon Rope by Lois Ehlert.
Other Resources of Interest
- The Emperor's New Groove - Walt Disney Pictures
- Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization - Lawrence Kovacs
- Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself with 25 Projects - Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
- The Road to El Dorado - DreamWorks Animation
* HO = History Odyssey