From the lowliest slave to the most powerful ruler, every civilization has been built—and undone—by different classes of people. This new series takes an anthropologist’s view of five famous Ancient Civilizations, noting how the various social groups influenced and interacted with each other and changed the very history of the world. Emphasizing each civilization’s legacy and innovations, each title also presents a timeline of major historical events and engaging facts are highlighted throughout the text. In this title discover an historical overview of the Roman civilization from the perspectives of the social classes, from the senators to the plebeians, including the Italian empire’s growth and decline.
Time for a trip back in time! This informative title takes readers on a journey centuries in the past, when the ancient Aztecs thrived. Readers will be hooked by the narrative opening. Then they will dive deep into the past, exploring the daily lives and innovations of the Aztecs. A cause and effect feature, a time and place matrix, profiles, and a timeline offer additional knowledge. Readers will soon understand what the ancient Aztecs contributed to our modern world!
The modern world still benefits from the inventions of ancient China! Modern paper, compasses, and kites are just a few things this society created. In this book, readers will explore what life was like in ancient China, including how people lived, worked, and ruled. Profiles introduce readers to ancient Chinese gods and leaders, and other special features explore cause and effect, compare two different times and places, and offer a timeline of important events!
The ancient Egyptian civilization lasted almost 3,000 years! Today, people around the world still benefit from the innovations of the Egyptians, from ancient papyrus scrolls to early irrigation systems. This fact-filled title gives readers an up-close glimpse of life in ancient Egypt, including how people lived, worked, and ruled. Special features include profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, a timeline, and a thought-provoking question.
Ancient Greece was the birthplace of democracy! This and many other ancient Greek creations are still important to our world today. Starting with an engaging opening narrative, this fact-filled title explores the daily lives and innovations of ancient Greeks. Using special features such as profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and a timeline, readers of this book will walk away with a good idea of what life was like in ancient Greece!
Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages in the world. It was first spoken centuries ago by the people of ancient India! In this fascinating title, readers are introduced to the ancient Indian civilization, including how it rose and why it fell. Engaging text combines with beautiful visuals to offer insight into the daily lives, beliefs, and rule of ancient Indians. Special features include profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and more!
The Mayans are remembered today for their beautiful pyramid temples. But this ancient civilization had many other innovations! This fact-filled title explores the underground reservoirs, rubber creations, and astronomy studies of ancient Maya. Engaging text and vivid images combine with special features such as profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and a timeline to take readers on a journey to the past!