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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 instructional activity, learners 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...
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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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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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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
Learners discover the accomplishments of Hernan Cortes. In this Exploration Age lesson, students discuss the attributes of Cortes and his role as a conquistador. Learners then conduct further research to participate in a debate about...
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Conquest of the Americas

For Teachers K - 5th
Students study the Aztecs and Incas. In this Aztecs and Incas lesson plan, 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 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 instructional activity, students create their own Sun God Sculpture. After finishing the project sudents compare and contrast their sculpture to the pictures of the Aztec's...
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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...
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The Mexican legends of "La Llorona and La Ixtabay"

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students participate in a lesson that focuses on the Mexican holiday "Day of the Dead." They cite the Hispanic influences of the day and listen to the legendary ghost story "La Llorona." This creates context for further studies of...
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The Spanish Conquest of Mexico and the Role of La Llorona

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students study the conquest of Mexico and the role of La Llorona. They review the geographical locations of the Aztec civilization and present day Mexico. They compare and contrast an Aztec city and a Spanish city. They create a timeline...
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Aztecs Meet the Spanish

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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The Heart of Human Experience: Cultura Azteca

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore Aztec culture to gain understanding of relationship between music, recreation, and culture. Seven lessons on one page.
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Inca Artifacts and Civilization Lesson Plans

For Teachers 5th - 6th
By learning about Inca artifacts and this ancient civilization students can delve into history, geography, and much more.
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Ancient Artifacts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the earliest Americans. In this ancient civilizations instructional activity, students investigate the Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas. Students examine artifacts used in the cultures and then determine what the artifacts were...
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Mesoamerican Cultures

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students compare and contrast the Mayan and Aztec cultures. In this Mesoamerican cultures lesson, students visit classroom stations that feature the landmarks, popular foods, and gods of the 2 cultures. Students discuss their favorite...