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Maya, Inca, Aztec, Olmec - Americas Unit
1 - Mayan Numbers Explained
Mayan numbers (1-29) with explanation of why a one is a dot, a five is a line and a zero is an oval. Also includes simple directions to practice using the numbers
2 - Hernan Cortes Letter
The text of the second letter from Hernan Cortes to the Spanish king, describing his conquest of the Aztecs. Enjoy!
3 - Francisco Pizarro Letter
The text of a portion of a letter from Francisco Pizarro to the Spanish king, describing an altercation with Atahualpa, the Incan ruler. Enjoy!