Aztec Historical Snapshot Close Reading Investigation, Analysis and Annotation

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This is a great concise two page close reading with interesting visuals and key concepts for social science clearly stated. The close reading has wide margins for annotation. It comes with an annotation guide. Key common core vocabulary for social sciences are bold throughout. The reading details the rise and decline of the Aztec including: Geography and the capital of Tenochititlan, trade, tribute, religion, achievements and major leaders (Montezuma and Hernan Cortez).

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).


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