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95 resources with the concept the aztecs

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Native American Groups

For Teachers 4th
These slides are attractively designed but some contain a lot of text.  Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Aztec, Mayan, Olmec, and Mississippi Mound Builders are the pre-colonial Native American groups detailed in this PowerPoint. The...
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The Age of Early European Explorations & Conquests

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your students' world will literally take shape in this presentation, which chronicles the growing edges of the (flat) earth during European Exploration of New Worlds. Dias, da Gama, Magellean, and Columbus are key players in this game of...
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On Aztec Terraces

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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Mexican Moments

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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Aztec Maize

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students 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...
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Spanish Conquistadors

For Teachers 7th - 9th
A Conquistador is a Spanish name derived from the Reconquista, a period of reclaiming land from the Muslims. However, it became a call of conquest! Here are 17 slides that depict key conflicts between the Spanish and Native Mexican...
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Tennessee Draw and Write

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Tennessee learning exercise, students draw a picture pertaining to the state of Tennessee. Students then write about what is shown in their picture.
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Tennessee Map

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Tennessee outline map, students examine the political boundaries of the state. Students mark the state capital, major cities, and other state attractions.
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Tennessee Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this Tennessee crossword puzzle instructional activity, students use the 10 clues to identify the words that belong in the word puzzle to correctly complete it.
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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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World History Worksheet #8

For Students 5th - 8th
What customs did the Ancient Aztecs practice? In this world history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions pertaining to the Aztec culture. A short answer question at the...
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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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Why did the Aztec and Inca civilizations disappear?

For Students 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers can analyze primary source documents to answer the question, "Why did the Aztec and Inca civilizations disappear?" They will read the provided excerpts then answer 11 different questions to uncover the ultimate answer.
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Scenes from Aztec Society

For Students 6th - 8th
Analyzing an image depicting a scene from the past can be as effective as reading (for some learners). Here, they analyze two drawings showing an Aztec ceremony and an aerial view of Tenochtitlan. They answer 4 questions about each picture.
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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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Pre-Columbian Civilizations in the Americas

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Before you begin a unit on Christopher Columbus and the European explorers, take your class through the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Civilizations in this vivid and interesting presentation. With photographs of golden artifacts and ancient...
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The European Conquest of the Americas

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Witness the birth of the Americas in this presentation, which details the European Explorers who contributed to adding vital details on our modern-day maps. Viewers' worlds will literally expand after seeing the results of Cortes and the...
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Conquistadors: Hernán Cortes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the accomplishments of Hernan Cortes. In this Exploration Age instructional activity, students discuss the attributes of Cortes and his role as a conquistador. Students then conduct further research to participate in a...
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Where is Mesoamerica?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create a map of Mesoamerica using construction paper, clay or by drawing it.  In this World Geography lesson, students determine the location of Mesoamerica, make a map, then present their map to their class.
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Conquest of the Americas

For Teachers K - 5th
Students study the Aztecs and Incas. In this Aztecs and Incas lesson, students discover their similiarities and differences and how the Spainards defeated both. Students create a picture book about one of these empires.
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Aztec Culture and Lifestyles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the lifestyles of the Aztecs. In this ancient culture lesson, students jigsaw into groups that divide up various aspects of Aztec culture. Middle schoolers reform as a class in order to discuss and share their...
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Aztec Calendar

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
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...
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Aztec Sun God Sculpture

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create their own Sun God Sculptures. In this Aztec art lesson, students create their own Sun God Sculpture. After finishing the project sudents compare and contrast their sculpture to the pictures of the Aztec's sculpture.
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South American Indian Empires

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study South American Indian Empires. In this South American Indian Empires lesson, students access an interactive web site to determine the answers to a drag and drop activity. They locate the Mayas, Inca, and Aztecs on a blank...