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Aztec Artifact Essay
Jr high schoolers gather information about artifacts and write formal essays. After completing a unit on the Aztec civilization, learners view three pieces of Aztec art. As a class, they discuss each piece of art. To demonstrate understanding of the content area, they write an essay.
8th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 42 Downloads
The Aztecs - Mighty Warriors of Mexico
Upper elementary learners identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico. They locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map and place the Aztecs in the chronology of American history. After describing several aspects of Aztec culture, they tell the legend of the founding of the capital city of Tenochtitlan and describe the way the city looked at its peak.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 34 Views 116 Downloads
Combining social studies and geography, pupils identify the various foods eaten by the Aztecs. They create a recipe for an Aztec evening meal, including preparation instructions. Next, they explain why the Aztecs ate foods commonly found near water.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 76 Downloads
Aztec Myths: Writing Editorials
Middle schoolers write an editorial giving an opinion of whether or not Quetzalcoatl has arrived and if so, what the Aztecs should do. They discuss whether or not they believe Quetzalcoatl is a god or a man, and use an Editorial Prewriting Organizer to assist them in writing their editorials.
7th - 9th Language Arts 10 Views 23 Downloads
The Eagle Has Landed: Aztecs Find a Home
Pupils examine the Aztec civilization in what is now Mexico. Using a map, they locate the empire and explain the legend of the founding of Tenochtitlan. They explore the symbols on various Mexican flags and what they meant to the Aztec culture.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 13 Views 53 Downloads
Pupils examine and research the Aztec's culture and their corn-growing techniques. They conduct research on the significant role that agriculture and corn played in Aztec life, then create a diorama illustrating the Aztec corn-growing techniques.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
On Aztec Terraces
Students investigate the development and use of Aztec terraces while farming. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Students use the information for the context of class discussion and then create a diorama to represent the terraces.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Here are three interconnected lessons intended to build an understanding of life in Mexico prior to and after contact with Spain. Learners take a "trip" to Tenochtitlan through a series of images, read The Evil of Tezcatilipoca and The Return of Quetzalcoatl, then hear a lecture on the fall of the Aztec empire.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 22 Views 53 Downloads
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas: 600-1500
Provide an overview of the religion, life ways, wealth, decline, and economy of several early civilizations. culture groups covered are the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, Maya, Anasazi, Mississippian, Chokia, Moche, and Inca. The only thing this presentation is missing is images.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 30 Views 85 Downloads
Give those kids an opportunity to show what they know about the ancient Aztec culture. This "Millionaire" style game reviews basic facts about the Aztec empire. It includes thirteen complete questions, leaving three additional questions for you to complete as it fits your curriculum.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
The Aztec people had many gods in their pantheon. Your class gets to learn about three of them. They read about each of the three main gods, then create a god of their own. They use what they've learned about each god to make and informed choice about the god they create.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
In this Aztec calendar worksheet, students create an Aztec scroll calendar to record the itinerary of a virtual trip to Mexico. They research the symbols used in Aztec calendars and use the internet to find the places in Mexico they could visit to see Aztec ruins.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads
Unit 1: Cortes and the Aztecs: Different Views of the World
Students explore the Aztec culture and the Conquistadors. In this Aztec lesson, students investigate the language and culture of the Aztec civilization. Over several days and lessons, students expand their study to explore the impact of Conquistadors on this ancient civilization.
4th - 10th Social Studies & History 162 Views 607 Downloads
Aztecs Meet the Spanish
Students simulate an Independent Counsel to represent the Spanish and the Aztecs to formulate a policy for the Roman Catholic Church in 1527. They conduct research, graph the similarities and differences, create a poster, and write a position paper.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 21 Views 44 Downloads
Students investigate the Aztec calendar. In this Aztec calendar lesson, students look at examples of Aztec calendars, both the solar and lunar calendars. They access web sites to further investigate the calendars before making a Aztec calendar of one, teacher assigned month.
3rd - 4th Science 13 Views 14 Downloads
Discovering Aztec and Mayan History
Learners explore Aztec and Mayan history and their influence on contemporary Mexican society. They identify the location, society structure, agriculture, science, and contributions the Aztec and Mayan people made to later civilizations. Students develop a meaningful vocabulary of words related to the culture through web and cluster activities
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 33 Views 151 Downloads