In Charles River Editors' History for Kids series, your children can learn about history's most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid's attention all the way to the end.
Many ancient civilizations have influenced and inspired people in the 21st century. The Greeks and Romans continue to fascinate the West today. But of all the world's civilizations, none has intrigued people more than the Mayans, whose culture, astronomy, language, and mysterious disappearance all continue to captivate people.
In 2012 especially, there was a renewed focus on the Mayans, whose advanced calendar led many to speculate the world would end on the same date the Mayan calendar ended. The focus on the doomsday scenario, however, has overshadowed the Mayans' true contribution to astronomy, language, sports, and art.
History for Kids: The Mayans discusses the Mayan calendar within the larger context of their astronomical advances while also providing a comprehensive analysis of their history, empire, and culture. Along with a description of Mayan life, the mystique of the Maya is traced from the height of their empire to the present day in an attempt to understand a civilization often been best described as an enigma. Your kids will learn about the Mayans and their empire like never before.