The year is 1440 and Montezuma I has just become the Aztec emperor. He has required that your students, experienced Aztec warriors, create a training manual booklet for kids to study before they become expert and well-trained warriors. Students will take on the perspective of a trained and experienced adult Aztec in the 15th century.
Students will research various aspects of the life and culture of the Aztec warriors including: (1) origins of the Aztecs, (2) weapons, (3) warfare and tribute, (4) Aztec emperors, (5) daily life, (6) city of Tenochtitlan, (7) military training, (8) religious beliefs
Included in the Product
• Direction sheets with requirements for the cover page, introduction, pages of content and appendix
• 15 pages of booklet templates
Skills gained from this assignment
(From Standards for History / Social Studies & Writing)
☺ Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events.
☺ Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose.
☺ Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
☺ Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
☺ Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
☺ Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
☺ Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
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