Aztecs Unit - 8 Activities and Projects

Aztecs Unit - 8 Activities and Projects
Aztecs Unit - 8 Activities and Projects
Aztecs Unit - 8 Activities and Projects
Aztecs Unit - 8 Activities and Projects
Aztecs Unit - 8 Activities and Projects
Aztecs Unit - 8 Activities and Projects
Aztecs Unit - 8 Activities and Projects
Aztecs Unit - 8 Activities and Projects
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Students will have the opportunity to create the following: timelines, advertisements, posters, training manuals, movie trailers, scrapbooks, farewell speeches, illustrated epic poems, brochures and poems!

Timeline of Aztec History
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Timelines are a very important tool to use to visualize major events in a given period in history. Students will create a timeline of six significant events in Aztec history. This resource includes directions, critical thinking questions, a rubric and a template.

Social Structure Visual
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Students will work in groups of three to create a visual to represent the social structure of the Aztec Empire. Students will take on a specific role to help design the poster. This resource includes directions, responsibilities of students, a rubric and a reflection.

Create a Skit on Culture and Daily Life
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Students will work in groups of four to brainstorm, write and present a four-minute skit on the culture of the Aztecs. They will choose a role and will be given a list of historical and cultural topics to choose from. This resource includes responsibilities of each student role, directions, topics, traditional Aztec names, a rubric and a reflection.

Help Wanted Ad
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Students take on the role of an Aztec scribe that has been recently assigned to create a Help Wanted Ad to find qualified people to become Aztec soldiers. The resource includes requirements and a rubric.

Training Guide Booklet
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Emperor Montezuma I has required that your students, experienced Aztec warriors, create a training guide 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. The resource includes directions, required topics, a rubric and 15 pages of booklet templates.

Tour of Tenochtitlan Travel Brochure
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"Tenochtitlan Tours" is in need of an experienced, knowledgeable and articulate tour guide who will be responsible for leading a group of tourists to important sites and share information about the culture and history of each site in Tenochtitlan. The task of your students is to take on the role of a tour guide and submit an original travel brochure. The resource includes directions, requirements, directions, a rubric and four brochure templates.

Emperor Montezuma II: Four Projects
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After learning about Emperor Montezuma II of the Aztec Empire, students will have an opportunity to show off what they learned by completing a choice project. The project options include: movie trailer, scrapbook, farewell speech and illustrated epic poem. The resource includes requirements and four rubrics.

Hernán Cortés’ Biography Poem
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Students will write a biography poem about Hernán Cortés. The resource includes requirements, a template and a rubric.

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