Philip Steele & Fiona Macdonald Ancient Cultural Series

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These colorful books by Philip Steele and Fiona MacDonald are packed withinformation and illustrations about some amazing ancient cultures. Text isbroken up into small sections that describe the buildings, jobs, food, clothes,wars, transportation, recreation, religions, festivals, and more. Along withthe great information, wonderful full-color photos and illustrations areincluded. Over 400 color photos are included in each book, portraying ancientsculptures, building ruins, paintings, pictures from ancient codex, and more.Illustrations of ancient life, cross-sections, historical maps, and pictorialtimelines are also abundant. Fact boxes provide insight in addition to the textand link the historical information with the present. The bottoms of many ofthe pages include instructions for art projects. These hands-on projects (30 ineach book) help students recreate the past. The projects include step by stepdirections with photographs and require materials like self-drying clay, paint,straw, wire, cardboard, fabric, and seeds. Swords and Samurai sharesinformation about ancient Chinese and Japanese cultures and includes projectssuch as making an abacus, constructing a mini-wheelbarrow, fashioning anecklace, making a fan, building and flying a kite, putting together a Samuraihelmet, and more. Sun Gods and Sacrifices covers the Aztecs, Incas,and Maya. A great look at what ancient civilizations were like. Each bookmeasures 9" x 11.5", has a durable softcover, includes an index andglossary, and holds 128 colorful pgs. If you enjoy these books or think theysound useful, check out the Find Out About Series by the same authorand publisher, which are smaller books that cover more cultures and have thesame format as these larger books. ~ Rachel

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