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    Hi, is there any book available describing daily life of people in America during Ancient and Middle Ages? Age group 9-10. Thanks in advance.

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    I don't know about during the 1000's to 1400's per se... but there are some good books about pre-Columbian life in the Americas.

    Some we've liked included...

    The Well of Sacrifice - about the Mayans - this book was amazing and is very little known for some reason, but it was grippingly told - there is a decent amount of blood and death for a children's book, but it's intended for the ages you have.

    Children of the Longhouse - about the Mohawk - a really great book about North American Indians before the Europeans - about a boy and his twin in a NY area village - Bruhac is one of the best Native American children's authors and he may have other pre-Columbian novels too that I'm not thinking of - he's a prolific author.

    There are others... I know there are a couple about the Aztecs and the Inca. And there's a good book about Native people of the Caribbean... I'm trying to remember that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    I don't know about during the 1000's to 1400's per se... but there are some good books about pre-Columbian life in the Americas.

    Some we've liked included...

    The Well of Sacrifice - about the Mayans - this book was amazing and is very little known for some reason, but it was grippingly told - there is a decent amount of blood and death for a children's book, but it's intended for the ages you have.

    Children of the Longhouse - about the Mohawk - a really great book about North American Indians before the Europeans - about a boy and his twin in a NY area village - Bruhac is one of the best Native American children's authors and he may have other pre-Columbian novels too that I'm not thinking of - he's a prolific author.

    There are others... I know there are a couple about the Aztecs and the Inca. And there's a good book about Native people of the Caribbean... I'm trying to remember that one...
    Thank you so much, but I am waiting for the other suggestions as well.

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    Nomad Press has books that cover the Incas (early 1400s-1500s), Mayans (1800BCE-250AD) and the North American tribes. The one on the North American tribes I think cover later periods though, but do have some introductions to the earlier ones.

    Chicago Review Press has Native American History for Kids which is really interesting and has fun activities.

    The "You Wouldn't Want to be" series has some topics on Aztecs and Incas

    You might want to check out resources that talk about the Burial Mounds. The NPS website has some of them as part of the national park system and can provide some resources.


    If you are looking for North American Native/First Nation peoples, that might be more difficult. We are just now figuring out what was going on here during the Middle Ages. National Geographic, The Smithsonian and other magazines have articles that are coving the research of the middle ages in North America.
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    https://www.amazon.com/Ballplayers-B...ent+aztec+jobs

    That has mesoAmericans, both my 6th grader and Kindy boy liked browsing it and learning about the different jobs.

    Its generally called “PreColumbian” - not ancient or middle ages, too.

    DS11 also read Well of Sacrifice, some of it went over his head (the subtle romance).... itd probably be worth a try if you feel like doing a novel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
    Nomad Press has books that cover the Incas (early 1400s-1500s), Mayans (1800BCE-250AD) and the North American tribes. The one on the North American tribes I think cover later periods though, but do have some introductions to the earlier ones.

    Chicago Review Press has Native American History for Kids which is really interesting and has fun activities.

    The "You Wouldn't Want to be" series has some topics on Aztecs and Incas

    You might want to check out resources that talk about the Burial Mounds. The NPS website has some of them as part of the national park system and can provide some resources.


    If you are looking for North American Native/First Nation peoples, that might be more difficult. We are just now figuring out what was going on here during the Middle Ages. National Geographic, The Smithsonian and other magazines have articles that are coving the research of the middle ages in North America.
    Thank you So much for the suggestions. I am looking into these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Ballplayers-B...ent+aztec+jobs

    That has mesoAmericans, both my 6th grader and Kindy boy liked browsing it and learning about the different jobs.

    Its generally called “PreColumbian” - not ancient or middle ages, too.

    DS11 also read Well of Sacrifice, some of it went over his head (the subtle romance).... itd probably be worth a try if you feel like doing a novel.

    We supplemented with google-found unit studies. Ive found that knowing the keywords to look for is a huge help.
    Thank you so much!! I am looking into these.

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