The great Aztec Sun Stone (12 feet in diameter) was unearthed in Mexico in 1790 and remains one of the most remarkable vestiges of the Aztec Empire ever found.
The three of the major indigenous groups of mexico; Incas, Aztecs, and Mayans, are represented here and the maps showed where they reside.
MAYAN HISTORY part 3: SOCIAL STRUCTURES, ASTRONOMY, and RELIGION PowerPoint Presentation Ancient star gazers mapping the heavens so accurately that they pinpointed every future lunar and solar eclipse 1,000 years into the future. Why were such accurate predictions so important to the ancient Maya? How did they organize their civilization? What was the relationship between astronomy and religion. 57 slides C.C.S. RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.10, SL.7.2, SL.7.1 $
Lessons on Aztecs, Incas and Mayans
Angry Aztecs from Horrible Histories Magazine FREE online
This cultural lesson on " Chocolate"is the perfect activity for Social Studies when students are learning the Aztec and Mayan civilization. It highlights the legend of how Quetzacoalt gave the chocolate to the Toltecs and was punished by the Gods. It also talks about Cortez and how he contributed to transforming "kakau" into the wonderful sweet chocolate we enjoy.
The Mesoamerica Unit: 7 fun, hands-on resources for the Incas, Aztecs, & Mayas!
"The Mayans got it done" great video with facts in English about the most notable achievements of the Mayan civilization.
▶ Meso American Ancient Civilizations in 17 Minutes - YouTube
Chichén Itzá is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It is one of Mexico's most visited tourist destinations. It was granted World Heritage Site status in 1988 by UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Architectural similarities between Asian and Meso-American temples.
KS2 Mayan Civilization Display Posters
UNIT 9 - THE AZTEC & INCA EMPIRES
Palenque Tomb Stone. Ancient Mayan Astronaut? 400-600 AD
Entrance to the Temple of the warriors, Chichen Itza 800-1200 AD. Two serpent columns in the form of a rattlesnake stand behind a Chacmool, the supernatural bearer of the offering to the gods, often human hearts .
This is an 86 slide presentation that comes complete with notes and an accompanying student note-taking graphic organizer. The presentation is extremely interesting and covers the geography, culture and history of each of these three magnificent Meso-American civilizations. The students love this PowerPoint and it's one of my all-time favorites! 86 slides $
Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire - PowerPoint with Student Copy! (23 Slides) - This 23 slide PowerPoint Presentation centers on the major events, themes and history of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire during the Age of Exploration. The PowerPoint includes vibrant images, transitions and animations that will liven up your discussion and lesson on the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire during the Age of Exploration.
Virtual trip through the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
Maya - Webquest and Map Assignment with Key - This 10 page document contains a webquest and map assignment related to the history of the Maya civilization in Mesoamerica. It covers all of the major elements related to the Maya civilization, including: geography, religion, culture, advancements, and collapse. It contains 24 questions from the history.com website.
▶ What The Ancients Did For Us: The Aztecs, Maya, and Incas (History Documentary) - YouTube
Maya, Palenque, Ancient Cultures, The Americas, Archaeology, Mexico, Meso America, figure, ceramic, artifact
Ancient City of Tula, Mexico
South America ,Archaeological Park, San Agustine, Unesco World Heritage Site, Colombia, South America