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History News: The Aztec News (History News)

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"These entertaining, deftly organized books will make terrific light-hearted additions to cirriculum units on ancient civilizations." — Publishers Weekly

Stop the presses! What if ancient civilizations had daily newspapers? And they were amusing and compellingly informative? They might just look like this innovative series of historical nonfiction, presented in a unique, ki
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Candlewick Press (first published 1997)
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The newspaper model was a fun and interesting way to deliver historical facts about a culture. A light introduction to the civilisation of Tenochtitlan. Of particular interest was the encounter between Moctezuma and the Spanish (under Cortes), the difference in fighting culture (to capture, not to kill, in order to have captives to sacrifice to the gods), the reasons for sacrifice (because the gods sacrificed themselves and had to be appeased in the same way, to bring the rain/tears, etc, and th ...more
Onysha
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I still prefer "The Greek News" over this one. As always, it presented history in a clever newspaper format. It covers Aztec culture and religion rather extensively. That is good, as I've never read much on that aspect. Comes off as a little patronizing in tone, but just to mimic the style of writing in real newspapers. The jokes and puns are cheesy and eye-roll inducing. Overall, quite fun to read, and more accessible than a history textbook.
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I liked the parts about their everyday life. I thought it was really interesting because their lives are not like ours.
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