This teaching set includes an 18 page packet, three presentations (two PowerPoints and a link to a Prezi), and a teacher instruction packet with answer keys, tips, a proposed schedule for teaching, and lesson ideas.
The packet includes introduction pages to help students build on prior knowledge and get them interested in the unit. It has a geography assignment where students will identify physical features and areas that were important to the groups being studied. There is a guided notes page where basic knowledge about four very different Native American groups will be introduced. This guided notes page prepares the students for a group proposal project where they will use information packets (provided) or the internet to research a Native American group and compare their use of natural resources to the way we use that same land today.
The most important part of this packet is the primary source analysis where I have selected 5 different sources that will be interesting and engaging to students. They will compare and contrast the 5 sources to decide for themselves what happened to the Aztec empire. A PowerPoint is included to help you teach this section.
The final section of this packet is a creative project. This also comes with a PowerPoint to help you teach your students about artifacts as they are given the task of creating their own.