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Your travel guide to ancient Maya civilization
Day, Nancy.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Mn. : Runestone Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Takes readers on a journey back in time in order to experience life during the Maya civilization, describing clothing, accommodations, foods, local customs, transportation, a few notable personalities, and more.
Reading Level:
1020 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.2 2.0 47119.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.9 6 Quiz: 34020 Guided reading level: W.
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F1435 .D38 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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With the format and tone of modern-day travel guides, the Passport to History series leads readers on exciting journeys to some of history's most fascinating times and places. A detailed picture of everyday life provides an accessible context for political and military history, as well as for study of customs and traditions of different societies. Closely tied to school curriculum, this series makes learning about ancient and not-so-ancient cultures easy and fun. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Science Technology and Society; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Engaging trips through time and space. Each book begins with a brief introduction that provides background on the time period followed by information on each civilization's culture, geography, economy, and history. Recipes, games, time lines, and who's who lists are also included. Sidebars provide fascinating tidbits. Mayan Civilization covers the period A.D. 600-800. Interesting facts and discussions (the use of cacao beans for money, the belief in human sacrifice, and the Mayan concept of beauty) will maintain reader interest. Colonial America contains information about schools, medicine, forms of punishment, and various group activities such as chopping bees. Civil War provides a glimpse of both civilian and military life. Black-and white and full-color photographs of sites and artifacts and drawings enliven these narratives. Excellent sources for reports and projects.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
The Basicsp. 12
Which Cities to Visitp. 20
Money Mattersp. 30
How to Get Aroundp. 32
Local Customs and Mannersp. 36
What to Wearp. 52
What to See and Dop. 59
Where to Find Sports and Recreationp. 64
Where to Stayp. 68
What to Eatp. 71
Where to Find Souvenirsp. 77
How to Stay Safe and Healthyp. 80
Who's Who in the Ancient Mayan Civilizationp. 86
Preparing for the Tripp. 88
Activities and Timelinep. 88
Glossaryp. 90
Pronunciation Guidep. 91
Further Readingp. 92
Bibliographyp. 93
Indexp. 94
About the Authorp. 96