Mexican History & Culture


Grade Level: K-5. With this set, students can explore an ancient but flourishing culture and experience the traditions of Mexico. These stories also provide valuable insight into Mexico’s historical figures, holidays and indigenous cultures (i.e. the Aztec Eagles, El Dia de los Muertos, and Zapotecs). Books include:

  • El Maguey by Jennie Ostrosky
  • A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead by Nancy Luenn
  • Los Aztecas by Covo
  • The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • The Secret World of the Aztecs by Ferdinand Anton
  • Beneath the Stone: A Mexican Zapotec Tale by Bernard Wolf
  • Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh (Curriculum Guide)
  • The Story of Mexico / La Historia de Mexico en Español y en Ingles by Bellerophon Books
  • Las Culturas Prehispanicas by Sara Gerson
  • Cuento del Conejo y el Coyote by Natalia Toledo
  • The Remembering Day / El Dia de los Muertos by Pat Mora
  • The School the Aztec Eagles Built: A Tribute to Mexico’s World War II Air Fighters by Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson
  • Mexico: 40 Activities to Experience Mexico Past & Present by Susan Milford

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