The Hungry Woman-Myths and Legends of the Aztecs
. New York: William Morrow, 1984. Well-written and accessible myths for young people. This will be my basic text for Aztec stories.
Fah, Sophia Lyon and Dorothy T. Spoerl. “Heart-of-the-Earth-and-Sky.” in
Beginnings: Earth, Sky, Life, Death
. Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 1958. A well told account of the Mayan creation story taken from the Popol Vuh. Unfortunately, this is the only story in this volume which could be used in this unit.
World Myths and Legends II—Mexico
. Belmont, CA: Simon & Schuster Education Group, 1993. A very readable retelling of many of the creation stories along with other myths and legends. Students should enjoy this.
Life in Ancient Mexico Coloring Book
. New York: Dover Publications, 1991. Pictures with some information. This will be helpful for simple research and for students to get some visual ideas.
Aztecs & Mayas: a coloring book
. Santa Barbara: Bellerophon Books, 1988. Great pictures, helps students to get a clear idea of what they are looking at. Also includes an offer for posters including the Calendar Stone (at an extra fee).