This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:
Mound Builders, Hopewell, Anasazi
(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)
For Elementary Students:
Awesome Ancient Ancestors: Mound Builders, Maya, and More by Elizabeth Levy:
A simple picture-book introduction to some of the different Native American tribes:
Tomie DePaola, a family favorite, tells a North American Indian legend in this moving picture book:
A Caldecott winner, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, by Paul Goble
The Lost World of the Anasazi, by Peter Lourie:
A History of US by Joy Hakim, includes information about the mound builders:
Not a book, it’s a gigantic National Geographic map full of information and illustrations:
This is a volume from a set called the Lost Civilizations Series that we own:
This hard-back Usborne book is a great spine for elementary students. It has 2-page spreads for a variety of different topics. The first several spreads cover basic archaeology and the earliest civilizations. The book covers basic elements of world history up to (but not including) World War I.
For High School Students:
What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.