The following is a common core-compliant worksheet and PowerPoint bundle on the Aztecs. This lesson includes a variety of activities designed to promote critical thinking, active engagement, and class discussions.
Topics covered include:
• Aztec origins and rise to power
• Aztec religion and agriculture
• Decline of the Aztecs prior to Spanish conquest
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson
• Secondary source readings with questions
• Link to movie clip, Apocalypto
• Decline of the Aztecs pair discussion activity
• Wrap it Up Thesis activity
• Numerous opportunities for class discussion
• Includes over 15 fact-based and critical thinking questions
This product also includes a 14-slide PowerPoint presentation that includes the aim, additional questions, photographs, maps, drawings, and other images that help bring the lesson to life.
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