Imagine living in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan and studying to become a successful warrior. This ''primer'' for young readers describes the lives of these ancient fighters, from the training they received to the weapons they used, and their combat strategies. The book also discusses warfare as a religious duty, with prisoners sacrificed to the gods. An appealing combination of user-friendly text and attractive illustrations makes it easy for readers to prepare for the job interview at the end of the book.
History is exciting and memorable in this creative new nonfiction series that ''preps'' children for some of the most fascinating occupations throughout time. Each book features an original format that allows kids to identify with the given profession. Detailed illustrations bring the action to life. And engaging text challenges students to learn as much as they can as they prepare for a ''job interview'' at the end of the book. All of the topics selected complement social studies curriculum in grades 3 to 6.
"We have come to expect good factual information coupled with lots of illustrations from National Geographic and these books deliver." Recommended Review, Library Media Connection
"The folks at National Geographic have created another winning series for young readers." Social Studies for Kids
"High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts." School Library Journal
"How to Be an Aztec Warrior discusses the religious and social aspects of Aztec society that create military necessities, as well as army rank, medicine, clothing, and weapons." SocialStudiesforKids.com