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 $

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Lessons on Aztecs, Incas and Mayans


Angry Aztecs from Horrible Histories Magazine FREE online

Horrible Histories Magazine # 9 : The Angry Aztecs

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.

Chocolate & Aztecs & Cortez Legends- Reading-ENGLISH

The Mesoamerica Unit: 7 fun, hands-on resources for the Incas, Aztecs, & Mayas!

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"The Mayans got it done" great video with facts in English about the most notable achievements of the Mayan civilization.

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▶ Meso American Ancient Civilizations in 17 Minutes - YouTube

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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.

Chichen Itza Facts

Architectural similarities between Asian and Meso-American temples.

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KS2 Mayan Civilization Display Posters

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mrgrayhistory - UNIT 9 - AZTECS & INCAS

Palenque Tomb Stone. Ancient Mayan Astronaut? 400-600 AD

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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 .

The Mayans

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 $

Aztecs, Incas & Mayans "Dynamic" PowerPoint

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.

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Virtual trip through the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

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 website.

Maya - Webquest and Map Assignment with Key (

▶ What The Ancients Did For Us: The Aztecs, Maya, and Incas (History Documentary) - YouTube

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mm6731-050504-00387.tif | Kenneth Garrett Photography

Ancient City of Tula, Mexico

It's a beautiful world

Aztec dancer

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South America ,Archaeological Park, San Agustine, Unesco World Heritage Site, Colombia, South America

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How did the Incas move these massive stones of Sacsayhuaman, an immense fortress located near Cusco in Peru. While the much more famous Machu Picchu is renowned for its views, Sacsayhuaman is a marvel of engineering. The largest of the boulders–all carried from a quarry over 3 km. away – weighs estimated 120 tons. But the most incredible aspect of the ruins is that thousands of years later, the stones of the walls fit together with such precision, you can’t fit a piece of paper between them.

7 Man-Made Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World | Urbanist

Chac en Uxmal . MAYAS

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The Mayan ruins of Tonina in Chiapas, Mexico

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