Tales from 1492

Author: Whittier, Mary Ann

Subjects: History; Multiculturalism

Age: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 9805

Price: $14.99
Website price: $12.99

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 9805S

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If you had been given reports from around the world in 1492, this book could have been their compilation.

Presented in a week-by-week diary format, the book presents a global view of this pivotal year and its politics, art, and discoveries as readers meet famous people—and some fictional characters—in accurate surroundings. Many of the historical characters should be familiar: Michelangelo, Isabella of Spain, Montezuma the Aztec, Ivan the Great, Lucretia Borgia, Martin Luther, Albrech Durer. Others are less well known but are important to the story nonetheless: the Inca Huaya Capac, the Bantu king Mani Kongo, the Spanish sailor Martin Pinzon, the Ottoman sultan Bayazid II.

This is not an Anglo-centric view of events in 1492 but a global adventure that includes China and Japan—where Columbus thought he was headed—the Americas he found, the diverse European and Muslim worlds, Africa, and even Hawaii and Australia. It is a multicultural approach to history that emphasizes art and literature. Cultural pluralism is particularly reflected in holidays, religious and cultural observances, arts, crafts, and everyday life around the world.

This book is an exciting chronicle of 1492, the year the Old World met the New World.

If you had been given reports from around the world in 1492, this book could have been their compilation.

Presented in a week-by-week diary format, the book presents a global view of this pivotal year and its politics, art, and discoveries as readers meet famous people—and some fictional characters—in accurate surroundings. Many of the historical characters should be familiar: Michelangelo, Isabella of Spain, Montezuma the Aztec, Ivan the Great, Lucretia Borgia, Martin Luther, Albrech Durer. Others are less well known but are important to the story nonetheless: the Inca Huaya Capac, the Bantu king Mani Kongo, the Spanish sailor Martin Pinzon, the Ottoman sultan Bayazid II.

This is not an Anglo-centric view of events in 1492 but a global adventure that includes China and Japan—where Columbus thought he was headed—the Americas he found, the diverse European and Muslim worlds, Africa, and even Hawaii and Australia. It is a multicultural approach to history that emphasizes art and literature. Cultural pluralism is particularly reflected in holidays, religious and cultural observances, arts, crafts, and everyday life around the world.

This book is an exciting chronicle of 1492, the year the Old World met the New World.

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