The new Month 9 books are in the store! Just a reminder--Texas and California are included in the Month 9 study of Mexico as they were originally a part of Mexico.
Epic and Legendary Heroes takes you to stories of El Dorado. The Native tribes of both North and South America shared legends of a white bearded man who taught them the peaceable arts of civilization and led them to a golden age of peace. He told them he would return. Sadly, Cortez and other explorers were mistaken for their promised hero and led to tragic outcomes. The legend took many forms over the years and is connected to the Mexican legend of Quetzacoatl. I added in a few other chapters from other books that discuss this legend as well.
Imaginative Tales leads you mostly to stories from Brazil, but from other countries from South America as well. I drew from a Newbery Award winning book Tales From Silver Lands for many of them.
For My World Story Book, I had to draw from stories other than Arthur Mee to find enough. South America and Mexico have been challenging regions to gather stories. But I think you'll like what I found. You'll also find a few stories from other Month 9 topics like the Civil War.
When I did the original Stories of Mexico and South America in the World History Series, I couldn't find a book with an introductory history to South America that I liked, so I included several stories of South American heroes. Since then, I have found an intro book to South American history I do like, so I moved the stories of the lives over to the Month 9 Great lIves books and added the new book to the World History volume.
You will also find a look at the Catholic Faith in the Great Lives volume from the Had You Been Born in a Different Faith book because of the heavy Catholic influence in Latin American countries.
I hope that isn't too confusing!
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