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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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Aztec Food

For Students 8th - 12th
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...
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Ancient Aztecs

For Teachers 8th Standards
Is it a calendar? A religious symbol? A political statement? One thing for certain is that Aztec sun stone designs remain an important symbol in Mexican cultural art. Young artists craft their own Aztec Sun design incorporating ideas...
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AZTEC TILES

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils observe the shapes and lines that make up Aztec sculpture, study Pre-Columbian art as they discover the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. They create a small-scale Aztec tile using pasta. Creative, clever and engaging.
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The Aztecs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Did you know the Aztecs had two different calendars? Or that Aztec men could have more than one wife? Find out more about this ancient civilization including how they lived, what they ate, and their cultures and beliefs with a set of 20...
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The Aztec Empire

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars categorize aspects of Aztec culture. They use paragraph information to complete a chart categorizing economic, political, and religious aspects of Aztec culture. They read an article titled "An Aztec Merchant," and...
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The Aztecs 1200-1521

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Here is a cool way to use a slide show presentation. Each slide provides a document or excerpt and a critical-thinking question. Information is focused on the traditions and lifestyle of the Aztecs. A good way to review for a test.
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Economic Systems of the Incas and Aztecs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Inca and Aztecs created vast economic empires in South America, but how did economics play a role? A simulation activity and reading help scholars evaluate the kinds of markets these great civilizations created. They then consider...
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The Aztec Myth of the Unlikeliest Sun God

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did the sun arrive in the sky? Learners watch a short film that describes the myth of Nanahuatl, a weak Aztec god who sacrificed himself to become the fifth sun for his people.
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Maya, Aztec, and Inca Civilizations

For Teachers 5th Standards
A 10-lesson unit explores the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Over the course of two weeks, scholars read nonfiction excerpts, discuss their findings, and complete activities. An assessment equipped with multiple choice and matching...
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Aztec Culture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the Aztec culture in Mexico. They focus on their religious practices. They write a goal to personally sacrifice something. They also write about the costs and benefits of a sacrifice.
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Aztec, Inca, Maya

For Teachers 5th
Here are a series of lessons on the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations. This incredible, 15-lesson unit would be perfect for any fifth grade study on these important civilizations. Learners focus on the complex nature of the cultures,...
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The Aztecs - Mighty Warriors of Mexico

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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....
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The Aztecs Quiz

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this social studies worksheet, students utilize books, encyclopedias and the internet to find the answers to twelve questions associated with the Aztecs.
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Ancient Mexico: Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A basic overview of the early civilizations of Central America, this slideshow would be a good foundation for a lesson on the characteristics of these three tribes. It would fold into a unit on world cultures or European exploration...
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Exploring the Past: Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Civilizations

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Civilizations and identify contributions they made to modern society. For this ancient civilizations lesson plan, 5th graders look at maps of where they were located.
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The Eagle Has Landed: Aztecs Find a Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the Aztec civilization and locate it on a map. They explain the legend of the city of Tenochtitan and investigate the symbolism of the Mexican flag.
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Unit 1: Cortes and the Aztecs: Different Views of the World

For Teachers 4th - 10th
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...
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Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas: 600-1500

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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...
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Ancient Mexico

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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...
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Aztec Artifact Essay

For Teachers 8th - 9th
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...
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The Earliest Native Americans

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The ancient Native American culture groups is such a fascinating topic to teach. Provide learners with a basic understanding of the people and cultures that shaped the prehistoric Americas. Paleo-Indians, Missisipians, Clovis, Olmec,...
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The Eagle Has Landed: Aztecs Find a Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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The Aztec State

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Aztec and Inca empires. In this social studies lesson, students compare the similarities in the governing styles of the Aztec and Inca empires and reasons for their collapse.

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