WEB SITES RELATED TO THE AZTECS, THE INCAS AND THE MAYA

Websites            Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities           Webquests

 

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All of the sites listed were active as of October 25, 2004. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given and its potential use in the classroom.

Note: Different sites refer to the Maya, Mayas, Mayans, etc. and the Incas, Incans, Inka, etc. We try to stay with whatever usage is used on that site.

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS MUSEUM ON THE WEB             NEW URL!
http://kidsnewsroom.org/kidsnewsroom.org_non_ssl/elmer/infoCentral/frameset/civilizations/
A student-produced site on ancient civilizations: China; Maya; Canaan; Indus River Valley; Mesopotamia; and Ghana, Mali, Songhai. The Maya: Culture, Daily Life, Geography, Government, Industry, Social Levels, and Other. Excellent

ANCIENT MESOAMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS – MAYA, MIXTEC, ZAPOTEC, AND AZTEC
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/humanorigins/index.html
A page of links to sites on Mesoamerican cultures. Excellent

ANCIENT MEXICO                     NEW!
http://www.ancientmexico.com/
The art, culture and history of ancient Mesoamerica. Sections: The Map, The Gods, The Conquest, The Timeline, The Documents and The History. Includes flash animation. Outstanding. Excellent

ANCIENT WORLDS: THE AMERICAS        NEW!
http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/City/1229
A huge site on ancient South America.  Sections include: People to Meet, Places to Go, Things to Do, About the Americas and more.  Excellent

THE AZTECS/MEXICAS
http://www.indians.org/welker/aztec.htm
This site pulls together information on the Aztecs from a large number of scattered sites. Sections: Aztec Creation Story, Aztec Culture, Aztec Images, Aztec Information Exchange Center, Aztec Languages, Aztec Game Patolli, Aztec Graphics, Aztec Poems, Aztec Web Page, Aztecas Page, Indigenous Mexican Images, Mixtec Nutall Codex, Mundo Azteca, Nahuatl Language of the Aztecs, and Sun Stone, Aztecs, Aztec Temple, Aztec Calendar and much more. Excellent

THE CONQUISTADORS – START THE ADVENTURE             NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/opb/conquistadors/home.htm

This is a PBS companion site to the series The Conquistadors available from the AVA Center.

"Welcome to the Conquistadors On-line Learning Adventure! We have created this innovative educational resource for middle and high school classrooms to learn about the Spanish Conquistadors in the New World – and the legacy of their contact with Native Americans. There are extensive lesson plans for teachers and in-depth online content for students available in both English and Spanish."
Sections: Timeline of Conquest, Michael’s Journal, What Do You Think? and Teaching Guide. Click on the figure for each region (North America, Mexico, Peru and Amazonia) for in-depth information on each culture. Excellent

COPAN VILLAGE AND MUSEUM                 NEW URL!
http://www.maya-archaeology.org/museums/copan/copan.html
Online exhibits and photos from the Copan Museum, the Carlos Pellicer Museum in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico and the Popol Vuh Museum in Guatemala. A large number of interactive panoramas of Copan, the museums, streaming video. A terrific site. Make sure to visit all the links. Excellent

CULTURES OF THE ANDES
http://www.andes.org
Music, pictures and literature from the Andes Mountains of South America in English, Spanish, and Quechan. Includes the lyrics to songs in all three languages, language lessons, dances, and jokes. Excellent

FORGOTTEN WONDERS
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/Forgotten/index.html
"Forgotten Wonders" of the ancient world. There are four sites for Central and South America: The Aztec Temple in Tenochtitlan (Mexico), The Inca City of Machu Picchu (Peru), The Mayan Temples of Tikal (Guatemala) and the Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque (Mexico). Excellent

INCA MYTHS – INCA CREATION, INCA CULTURE, INCA PANTHEON             NEW!
http://www.mythicjourneys.org/bigmyth/myths/english/2_inca_full.htm
Flash animation tells the legend of Inca creation. Sections: Inca, Inca Creation, Inca Culture, Inca Pantheon and Inca Exercises. Excellent

INCA TRAIL AND MACHU PICCHU (PERU)
http://www.raingod.com/angus/Gallery/Photos/SouthAmerica/Peru/IncaTrail/index.html
"The real Inca Trail is a walking route that leads through the mountains above the Urubamba river, following (at least partly) the course of an old Inca roadway leading to the city of Machu Picchu."
This Virtual Inca Trail saves your feet and keeps you at sea level as you follow the trail and "visit" several ruins before reaching Machu Picchu. Terrific photos carry you right along. Excellent

LORDS OF THE EARTH – MAYA/AZTEC/INCA
http://www.mayalords.org/
Site on the archaeology and anthropology of the Americas including the Aztecs, Mixtecs, Incas, Maya, and North American Indians. Excellent

LOST KING OF THE MAYA – NOVA ONLINE                     NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/maya/
A companion site to the NOVA episode. Sections: Tour Copan with David Stuart (includes several video clips), Incidents of Travel, Map of the Maya World, Reading Maya Hieroglyphs. Includes a Teacher’s Guide and Resources (Links). Excellent

MAYA ADVENTURE
http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/ma/
Interactive web site that highlights science activities and information related to the Maya. Includes Maya Sites, Activities, Maya Photo Archive and Start Your Adventure. Excellent

MAYA MYTHS – MAYA CREATION, MAYA CULTURE, MAYA PANTHEON             NEW!
http://www.mythicjourneys.org/bigmyth/myths/english/2_Maya_full.htm
Flash animation tells the legend of Maya creation. Sections: Maya, Maya Creation, Maya Culture, Maya Pantheon and Maya Exercises. Excellent

MAYA RESEARCH PROGRAM
http://www.mayaresearchprogram.org
The web site for an archaeological dig at Blue Creek Ruin in Belize. Includes a discussion group, ruins map, the story of the archaeological site, photos and more. Now includes an Interactive Tour of Blue Creek. Excellent

MAYAN KIDS INTERACTIVE                 NEW!
http://www.mayankids.com/mkintro.htm
Information for children on the Mayan civilization. Sections: People, Places, Beliefs, Glossary, Games and Clipart. Note: The games include a Word Search. Excellent

THE MESOAMERICAN BALL GAME – THE SPORT OF LIFE AND DEATH             NEW!
http://www.ballgame.org/
Uses the central importance of the Mesoamerican ball game and its profound effects on the culture to present Mesoamerican civilization through flash animation and more. Includes interactive maps, timelines, artwork and more. Click on the Site Map (bottom) for full access to all the many sections of the site. Classroom Connections includes classroom activities. Outstanding. Excellent

MESOAMERICAN PHOTO ARCHIVES
http://studentweb.tulane.edu/~dhixson/
A fairly large collection of photos of artifacts and museum objects from Mesoamerican cultures. Scroll down the main page for links to each gallery. Excellent

MEXICO: SPLENDORS OF THIRTY CENTURIES
http://www.humanities-interactive.org/splendors/
An online exhibit covering 3000 years of Mexican history, from the Olmecs to modern times. Navigate through the outline or the gallery. Includes: Learning Games, Learning Exercises, Timeline, Exhibit Essays and much more. Outstanding. Excellent

MUSEO DEL TEMPLO MAYOR
http://archaeology.la.asu.edu/tm/index2.php
"The museum has eight halls exhibiting thousands of objects, many of them from the more than 110 offerings uncovered in the Archaeological Zone, as well as sculptures, reliefs and other elements found in this area. Here, the Templo Mayor of the Mexica is reproduced symbolically and in the form of museum displays."
Excellent

PROJECT INCA! - A THINKQUEST SITE                     NEW URL!
http://library.thinkquest.org/C004980/index2.htm?tqskip1=1
The user takes on the role of a time traveler who follows a journal into the past to view the Incan culture up close. Two sections: the Present (2000 AD) – Archive, Virtual Dig, Forum, Links and more. The Past (1520 AD) – Trail, Lifestyle, Religion, Technology, Assimilation, and a Game (Save Your Beloved From Sacrifice). For elementary students. Excellent

QUTEZACOATL: THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND                     NEW!
http://weber.ucsd.edu/~anthclub/quetzalcoatl/quetzal.htm

"Quetzalcoatl. We've all heard the name before. "He's that Feathered Serpent of Ancient Mexico". However, that only answers the WHAT. Ask, WHO he was, and you might get an answer along the lines of an unintelligible stare; or the standard response, "Yeah. He was the guy who was suppose to return from the East to reclaim his power, but the Indians mistook Cortés for him instead". Though it might seem a simple enough question, a far more involved and complicated answer is necessary." 
A very detailed site. Excellent

RABBIT IN THE MOON – MAYAN GLYPHS AND ARCHITECTURE             NEW!
http://www.halfmoon.org/index.html
Information on the Mayan culture, its hieroglyphs and architecture. Note some sections of this site appear separately on this list. Mayan Hieroglyphic Writing; the Mayan Calendar & Date Calculator; The Culture, Games & Resources; Mayan Architecture Models; Languages, The Talking Syllabary; and Meetings, Classes & Books. Excellent

TEOTIHUACAN – THE CITY OF THE GODS             NEW!
http://archaeology.la.asu.edu/teo/
Information on the ancient city of Teotihuacan. Sections: Maps, Chronology, Movies, Internet Journal, News Update, Introduction, Avenue of the Dead, Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, Feathered Serpent Pyramid and Ciudadela. Includes excellent photos. Includes several short video clips showing certain features. Excellent

YAXUNA ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT                 NEW URL!
http://maya.csuhayward.edu/yaxuna/YaxFrames.html
A tour and description of the Yaxuna archaeological site in the Yucatan. Includes articles, reports, photos, video clips, and maps. Sections: Battle, Maps, QTVR, Movies and the Yucatan. (Note: Some of the video clips wouldn’t open) Excellent
 


                                                           

ANCIENT AND LOST CIVILIZATION LINKS                         NEW!
http://www.crystalinks.com/ancient.html
Scroll all the way down the page for links to the Aztec Civilization, the Inca Civilization and the Mayan Civilization. Very Good

THE ANCIENT AZTECS                     NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/27981/?tqskip1=1
A site created by students for students on the ancient Aztecs. Sections: Aztec Life; Spanish Conquest, Rulers, Timeline, Religion, Technology, Culture, and Resources. Very well done. Good for elementary students. Very Good

ANCIENT AZTEC, OLMEC AND MESOAMERICA – GATEWAY SITE             NEW!
http://www.historylink101.com/1/aztec/ancient_aztec.htm
A gateway to information on the Aztecs, Olmec and Mesoamerica. Sections: Daily Life, Art, Pictures, Maps and Research. Each section leads to a page of links. Very Good

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS – THE AZTECS – CYBERSLEUTH KIDS                 NEW!
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Ancient_Civilizations/Mayans/
Links to websites suitable for students on the Aztecs. Very Good

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS – THE INCAS – CYBERSLEUTH KIDS             NEW!
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Ancient_Civilizations/Incas/index.htm
Links to websites suitable for students on the Incas. Very Good

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS – THE MAYANS – CYBERSLEUTH KIDS             NEW!
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Ancient_Civilizations/Mayans/index.htm
Links to websites on the Mayans. Very Good

ANCIENT MAYAN – GATEWAY SITE                     NEW!
http://www.historylink101.com/1/mayan/ancient_mayan.htm
A gateway to information on the Mayan. Sections: Mayan Daily Life, Mayan Art, Mayan Pictures, Mayan Maps and Mayan Research. Very Good

CITIES OF THE ANCIENT MAYA                     NEW!
http://www.isourcecom.com/maya/
Extensive information and photos of the cities of the Maya. Sections: Cities, The Maya, Journal, The Conquest, Books and Links/Misc. Very Good

CIVILIZATION OF THE ANCIENT MAYA                     NEW!
http://www.internet-at-work.com/hos_mcgrane/maya/eg_maya_menu.html
A student-created site about their study of the Maya. A good example. Very Good

THE CIVILIZATION OF THE INCAS                     NEW!
http://www.internet-at-work.com/hos_mcgrane/inca/eg_inca_menu1.html
Brief paragraphs on several aspects of Inca culture and history. Includes: Inca Clothing, The End of the Inca Empire, Family Life, Craftsmen, An Inca Highway and more. Good for students doing research. Very Good

CIVILIZATIONS IN AMERICA                 NEW!
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/CIVAMRCA/CIVAMRCA.HTM
Information on the civilizations in the Americas. Sections: Civilizations in America, Olmecs, Teotihuacan, Toltecs, Mexicas/Aztecs, Mayas, Chavin, Tiahuanaco, and Incas. Very Good

DESCENDANTS OF THE INCAS – INCA WEAVING TRADITIONS AND FAMILY TIES
http://www.incas.org/
"fulfills one of the major goals of the Center For Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru: to share information with you and others about the Native American culture of the Andes. The Center's overall purpose is to help preserve and celebrate Andean textiles and assist their makers in carrying on a tradition practiced for more than 2000 years."
The site showcases life in Chinchero village, the Incan ruins in Chinchero, and the traditional weaving done by the descendants of the Incans. Very Good

THE GODS OF THE MEXICANS
http://www.mindspring.com/~coatl/pages/append.htm
Information on the religion of the Aztecs plus drawings of the different gods. Includes pronunciation of the names of the gods. Very Good

HACH WINIK HOME PAGE (THE LACANDON MAYA)
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/3134/
The history and culture of the Hach Winik (Lacandon Maya), the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico who have lived in the Lacandon Rainforest for centuries and whose traditions, stories, rituals, dream interpretations and agricultural principles are "pure Mayan". Very Good

HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF PERU                 NEW!
http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/books/hst/southamerican/HistoryoftheConquestofPeru/toc.html
An online book on the conquest of Peru. Very Good

ICE MUMMIES OF THE ANDES
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/peru
On-line version of the Nova special on the frozen 500 year-old mummies found in the Andes and what scientists have learned from them. Very Good

ICE TREASURES OF THE INCA – AN INTERACTIVE EXPEDITION         NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/andes/index.html
Re-create the 1995 expedition by Johan Reinhard to search for Incan mummies. Contains: Photos, Map, Journal, Audio clips and more. Very Good

IMAGES OF SITES IN MESOAMERICA
http://www.le.ac.uk/archaeology/rug/image_collection/hier/am/r2.html
A collection of photos of a large number of sites in Meso America including: Campeche, Chichen Itza, El Templo Mayor, Monte Alban, Teotihuacan, and Uxmal. Very Good

JOURNEY THROUGH TIKAL                 NEW!
http://www.destination360.com/tikal/
An virtual visit to the Mayan city of Tikal. Sections: Temples, Treasures and Culture. Very Good

LOS MAYAS – A THINKQUEST SITE                 NEW URL!
http://library.thinkquest.org/C004825F/homee.htm?tqskip1=1
A student-developed site on the Mayan culture. Section: History, Maps, Geography, Archeology, Legends, Did You Know? And Photos. Very well done. Very Good

MACHU PICCHU – JEWEL IN THE CLOUDS                 NEW!
http://www.he.net/~mine/inca/
Photos of the Inca city Machu Picchu. View individually or as a slideshow. Very Good

THE MAYA ASTRONOMY PAGE                 NEW!
http://www.scns.com/earthen/other/seanachaidh/godaztec.html
Information on Mayan astronomy, mathematics, calendar, etc. Sections: Geographic Orientation, Maya Mathematics, the Maya Calendar, Maya Writing, Maya Astronomy, Maya-related WWW Links, and more. Very Good

MAYA CALENDAR
http://www.astro.uva.nl/michielb/maya/calendar.html
Gives interpretations of Mayan words and an explanation of the Mayan calendar. Very Good

MAYAN FOLKTALES
http://www.folkart.com/~latitude/folktale/folktale.htm
Five Mayan folktales still told today. Very Good

MAYAN HIEROGLYPHIC WRITING
http://www.halfmoon.org/writfork.html
Information on the Mayan hieroglyphic system of writing. Very Good

MESOAMERICA AND CENTRAL AMERICA TIMELINE 8000-2000 B.C.             NEW!
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/02/ca/ht02ca.htm
A timeline for Mesoamerica and Central America from 8000 BC to 2000 BC. At the bottom click on Next Timeline  to move to the next timeline.  Very Good

NOTE: THERE ARE SEVERAL INTER-RELATED TIMELINES LEADING FROM ANCIENT HISTORY TO THE PRESENT.

MESOAMERICA AND CENTRAL AMERICA TIMELINE 2000 BC TO 1000 BC             NEW!
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/03/ca/ht03ca.htm
A timeline for Mesoamerica and Central America from 2000 BC to 1000 BC. At the bottom click on Next Timeline to move to the next timeline.  Very Good

MESOAMERICA CROSSWORD PUZZLE             NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20000301.html
A NY Times crossword puzzle using words from Mesoamerican cultures. Very Good

MESOWEB – AN EXPLORATION OF MESOAMERICAN CULTURES
http://www.mesoweb.com/
A very large mixed-bag collection of articles and images on Mesoamerican Cultures. Includes vocabulary, field reports from archeologists, newspaper articles, gods and legends, animations and photo tours. Well worth a look. Very Good

MEXICO TIMELINE 1000 BC TO 1 AD             NEW!
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/04/cam/ht04cam.htm
A timeline of Mexican history from 1000 BC to 1 AD   Click at the bottom to move to the next timeline. Very Good

THE MYSTERY OF QUETZACOATL
http://www.rjames.com/Toltec/
The story of Quetzacoatl. Sections: The Myth, Mesoamerica, The Borgia Codex, The Toltecs, and The Cities. Very Good

MYSTERY OF THE MAYA                     NEW!
http://www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mminteng.html
Website for the film Mystery of the Maya. Sections: Maya Civilization, Exhibits on the Plaza, The Imax Film and People of the Jaguar. Very Good

ONE DAY, IN CHICHEN ITZA – VIRTUAL TOUR                 NEW!
http://www.exn.ca/mysticplaces/nazcalines.asp
Choose whether you want to be a Priest, a Warrior, a Girl or a Prisoner. Each takes you different sections of Chichen Itza. Very Good

PARCARITAMBO - MACHU PICCHU MAGAZINE                     NEW!
http://www.pacaritambo.com/
An online magazine about Machu Picchu. Sections include: Archeology News, Cities of Empire, Copan, Culture, Cuzco, Deity of the Month, Fauna and Flora, History and much more. Very Good

SOUTH AMERICA TIMELINE 1600 AD TO 1800 AD                     NEW!
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/09/sa/ht09sa.htm
A timeline of South American history from 1600 AD to 1800 AD. FOLLOW THE NEXT TIMELINE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR 1800 AD TO 1900 AD AND THEN 1900 AD TO PRESENT Very Good

TOUR OF CHICHEN ITZA
http://www.mysteriousplaces.com/mayan/TourEntrance.html
A virtual tour of Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan city. Plus a description of the history and culture of the Maya. Very Good

UNMASKING THE MAYA                         NEW!
http://www.mnh.si.edu/anthro/maya/
A Museum of Natural History site on the Mayan civilization and the Mayans today. Sections: Introduction, The Ancients, Maya Today, Preserving the Culture, Speaking Out and Other Resources. Very Good

ANCIENT INCA POETRY – THE SACRED HYMNS PACHACUTEC             NEW!
http://www.red-coral.net/Pach.html
Samples of ancient Inca poetry. Good

ANCIENT MESOAMERICAN WRITING                     NEW!
http://pages.prodigy.net/gbonline/ancwrite.html

"The symbolism and iconography of writing systems found throughout the ancient world are fascinating, but none more than those that evolved in ancient Mesoamerica. Developing independently of Mediterranean or Asian cultures, there are several different types of pre-conquest writing that represent a unique intellectual achievement in this part of the new world."
Sections: Aztec, Borgia Group, Maya, Mixtec, and Most Ancient. Good

AN AZTEC ACCOUNT OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO                 NEW!
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/aztecs1.html
A single page essay on the conquest of Mexico. Good

AZTEC CALENDAR
http://www.azteccalendar.com/
An explanation of the Aztec calendar. Good

AZTEC CALENDAR: THE POINTER
http://www.earthmatrix.com/serie02/cuad02-1.htm
Explains the pointer of the Aztec calendar in detail. Includes the different cycles and their significance. Fairly advanced. Good

AZTEC COLORING PAGES                 NEW!
http://www.mrburnett.net/3rdGradeBurnett/ColoringPictures/Aztecs.html

Pages to print out and color. Note: These are much more detailed and are for older children. Good

AZTEC EMPIRE 1427-1521                 NEW!
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/meso/cultures/aztec_empire.html

A short page of information for students on the Aztec Empire. Good

AZTEC MYTHOLOGY                 NEW!
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/mythology/aztec_culture.html
Sections: The Earth: Coatlicue; The Rain: Tlaloc; The Moon: Coyolxauhqui; The Sun: Huitzilopochtli; Venus: Talhuizcalpantecuhtli; and The Pleiades: Tianquiztli. Good

AZTECA OR MEXICA?
http://www.azteca.net/aztec/mexica.html
The difference between the cultures of the Aztecs and the Mexicas. Good

AZTECS                     NEW!
http://www.42explore2.com/aztec.htm
Information for students on the Aztecs. Includes links, activities and vocabulary. Good

THE AZTECS                     NEW!
http://lsa.colorado.edu/~lsa/texts/Aztecs.html
Brief information on the Aztecs. Sections: Territory, Agriculture and Trade, Aztec Lifestyle and Beliefs, Artistic and Scientific Contributions, and The Spanish Conquest. Good

AZTECS AT MEXICOLORE                 NEW!
http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs.htm
A UK site aimed at teachers and students there. Good information for the rest of us. Sections include: Aztec Life, Aztefacts, Aztec Artifacts, Aztec Links, Aztec Stories, Aztec Pronunciation, and more. Good

THE AZTECS – SCHOOL WEB SITE                 NEW!
http://www.nettlesworth.durham.sch.uk/time/aztec.html
A primary school website (UK) about the Aztecs. A good example of a student project. Good

CHICHEN ITZA                 NEW!
http://facultysenate.villanova.edu/maya/itza.html
A page of photos of Chichen Itza. Click on the photo for a larger view. Good

CHIHUATAN – EL SALVADOR’S ANCIENT CITY             NEW!
http://userwww.sfsu.edu/%7Ekbruhns/cihuatan/
A little-known Mayan city in El Salvador. Documents the excavation. Sections: The Ancient City, Archeology at Chihuatan, and Project News. Good

COLLAPSE – WHY DO CIVILIZATIONS FALL?
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/collapse/mayans.html
A look at why civilizations collapse, specifically, the Mayans. Good

THE COPAN RUINS
http://www.honduras.net/copan/index.html
A site on the Copan Ruins with a photo tour and sound files. Good

THE FOOD TIMELINE: AZTEC, MAYA & INCA FOODWAYS                 NEW!
http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/kid/foodmaya.html
Information about the food of the Aztecs, Maya and Inca. Includes recipes. Good

THE GODS AND GODDESSES OF THE AZTECS                 NEW!
http://www.scns.com/earthen/other/seanachaidh/godaztec.html
A list of the gods and goddesses of the Aztecs. Gives the names, description, tempers, who it rules, etc. Good

INCA                     NEW!
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/south/cultures/inca.html
A short page of information on the Inca. Good for students. Good

INCA EMPIRE                     NEW!
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/6502/incaempi.htm
A page showing the extent of the Inca Empire. Includes a map. Good

INCAS                 NEW!
http://www.42explore2.com/inca.htm
Information for students on the Incas. Includes links, activities and vocabulary. Good

INCAS AND CONQUISTADORS                 NEW!
http://www.incaconquest.com/
Sections: The Conquest, The Incas, The Spanish, The Ruins, Further Reading, Internet Links, and more. Includes illustrations. Good

INKA ARCHITECTURE – LESS IS MORE – MUCH MORE                 NEW!
http://www.rutahsa.com/incaarch.html
A page on the architecture of the Inca Empire. "The essence of Inka architecture cannot be distilled into a single word. Three themes demand recognition: precision, functionality, and austerity. The Inka stone fitters worked stone with a precision unparalleled in human history; their architects clearly esteemed functionality above decoration; yet their constructions achieved breathtaking beauty through austerity of line and juxtaposition of masses." Good

MACHU PICCHU – HOME OF THE ANCIENTS                 NEW!
http://www.shastahome.com/machu-picchu/guide.html
A virtual tour of Machu Picchu. Sections: Religions and Ceremonies of the Inca, Burial Customs of the Inca, Social Customs of the Inca, The Ruins of Machu Picchu, and The Disappearance of the Inca from Machu Picchu. Very colorful. Good

MACHU PICCHU - HOW THEY KEPT THE SECRET
http://www.gorp.com/gorp/location/latamer/peru/machu.htm
A discussion of how the indigenous people were able to keep the existence of Machu Picchu hidden from the Spanish invaders. Good

MAYA CIVILIZATION TIMELINE                 NEW!
http://www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mmc09eng.html
A timeline of Maya civilization from 1200 BC to 1992. Good

MAYA STORIES                 NEW!
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maya/mayastor.html
A selection of ancient Maya stories/tales. Good

MAYAN CULTURE                     NEW!
http://mexico.udg.mx/historia/precolombinas/ingles/maya/
Sections: Introduction, Mayan Culture, Mayan Architecture, Mayan Sculpting and Painting, and Mayan Social. Good
http://mexico.udg.mx/historia/precolombinas/ingles/maya/
Sections: Introduction, Mayan Culture, Mayan Architecture, Mayan Sculpting and Painting, and Mayan Social. Good

MAYAN PHOTO ADVENTURES
http://www.concentric.net/~yohon/maya.html
Photos of one man’s visit to Chichen Itza and its region including photos of other archaeological sites in the region. Includes Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Xcaret, Cozumel, and Tikal. Good

MAYA RUINS                     NEW!
http://mayaruins.com/
Photos and a map of Maya ruins in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. Click on the place name on the map for photos and a brief history. Good

MAYAS                     NEW!
http://www.42explore2.com/maya.htm
Information for students on the Mayas. Includes links, activities and vocabulary. Good

MESOAMERICA PHOTO GALLERIES AND ARTICLES             NEW!
http://www.jqjacobs.net/mesoamerica/
Sections: Teotihuacan, Palenque, Izapa, Mesoamerican Artifacts I, Mesoamerican Archaeoastronomy, Teotihuacan Mural Art: Assessing the Accuracy of its Interpretation, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Stone Sculptures, and Mesoamerican Artifacts II. Contains some excellent photos. For high school students to adults. Good

MESOAMERICA WRITING SYSTEMS
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/humanorigins/writing.html
Discusses the writing systems of the people of Mesoamerica. Good

MEXICO – A BRIEF HISTORY – (COMPARISON OF CULTURES)
http://www.differentworld.com/mexico/common/pages/history.htm
A time chart comparing events in Mexico and Rome from 900 BC to 1990. Gives a good perspective on the simultaneity of events. Good

MUNDO MAYA                     NEW!
http://www.mayadiscovery.com/ing/default.htm
Information on the Maya for students. Sections: Archeology, Nature, Daily Life, History, Handicrafts, Legends, and Maya Notes. Good

MYSTIC PLACES: NAZCA LINES             NEW!
http://www.exn.ca/mysticplaces/nazcalines.asp
A Discovery Channel site on the Nazca lines of the Peruvian desert. Sections: What Are They?, Simple Methods, and Deities and Pilgrimages. Good

PALENQUE                             NEW!
http://www.mesoweb.com/palenque/index.html
The official site of the current archeological dig at Palenque. Sections: Project, Features (articles) and Resources. Good

QOSQO - INKAS SACRED CAPITAL        NEW URL!  2/06
http://www.qosqo.com/qosqo/
A homage to the "Mystical, Magical, Oldest and Most Famous City in South America" - Cuzco. Includes photos and other information. Sections include: Qosqo in History, the Tawantinsuyo, The Inka, Inkan Religion, Inkan Architecture, Agriculture, Inkan City of Qosqo and more. Also includes information on the modern city of Cuzco. Good

 

 

LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

 

AMAZING TRAVEL BUREAU – SECRET OF THE MAYA GLYPHS – INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY     NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/bureau/index.html
An interactive activity. Follow the four students into the Maya pyramid. Hint: When in doubt about how to move forward, click on whatever is blinking. Excellent

ANIMAL SPIRITS AND POWERS (NAHUALES) – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2379/
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 on the Nahuales – animal spirits and powers possessed by a shaman. "Nahual is a term from the Aztecs of Mexico referring to the animal spirit and powers that shaman were believed to possess. It was said that when the shaman died his animal spirit-or other self-died with him. In this lesson, students select a nahual and then write and illustrate bilingual poems about their chosen animal spirit. The lesson teaches basic elements of poetic verse in Spanish and English (sensory use, imagery, stanza, poetic line). A variety of Spanish and English poems are read and discussed to help students garner ideas for using sensory images, similes, and metaphors in their writing." Excellent

THE AZTEC CONQUEST AND THE BIRTH OF A NEW RACE (MESTIZO) – LESSON PLAN      NEW!
http://ladb.unm.edu/retanet/plans/search/retrieve.php3?ID[0]=439
A lesson plan for grade 7 on the conquest of the Aztecs and its consequences. "There will be many learning components taught in this unit plan. The Aztec life and the conquest by the Spanish will be introduced as the tool to teach these skills and learning components to the students. This portion of history is used because at this age level, students are intrigued by the violence and savagery often displayed in contemporary entertainment. The interest level by students therefore is easily attained. Once interest is accomplished, research, communications skills and higher level thinking will be introduced. This unit will also give students the opportunity to look at two sides of an issue, analyze it and then argue the side that they deem right. The content taught in this unit is important because students will see where history began in North America-both showing Aztec life prior to European exposure, and then the conquest. The students will also understand how the creation of a new people (Mestizo) began. This is vital in understanding where Mexicans have come from, and who they are."    Excellent

THE AZTECS – MIGHTY WARRIORS OF MEXICO – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=446
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on the Aztecs. "Who were the Aztecs? Where and when did they live? What was their culture like? What were their major religious beliefs? What was their capital city like? What happened to them?" Excellent

BE THAT AS IT MAYA – INVESTIGATING LIFE IN MAYAN CITIES – LESSON PLAN     NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20001219tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on life in Mayan cities. "In this lesson, students create brochures and postcards that might have been created by and for travelers to ancient Mayan cities." Excellent

A CITY LOST AND FOUND: EXPLORING THE ARCHEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE USED TO RECONSTRUCT THE ORIGINS OF MACHU PICCHU – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030318tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on Machu Picchu. "In this lesson, students hypothesize about the origins of the Incan lost city of Machu Picchu. They then examine archaeological methodologies used by researchers to piece together the history of the site and create an audio tour of the location for visitors to the ruins." Excellent

A CLASSICAL MAYA NEWS REPORT – LESSON PLAN                     NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/mayanewsreport/
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on Mayan history. "Students will understand the following: 1/ The relationships between the Maya city-states during the classical period 2/ What archeologists can teach us about an ancient civilization." Excellent

COLLAPSE 1 – WHY CIVILIZATIONS FALL – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?Grade=6-8&BenchmarkID=7&DocID=237
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on the collapse of civilizations in Central America. "This lesson is the first of a two-part series about the social changes that caused the collapse of important ancient civilizations in Central America, Mesopotamia, the southwestern United States, and western Africa. In these lessons, students learn about factors that cause major social changes and about prerequisites for a society’s survival.
Collapse 1: Why Civilizations Fall forms part of the story of human society. Students already should be familiar with the origins and importance of rules, laws, and social customs as well as the concept and some causes of social change. The lesson builds on ideas covered in earlier grades such as those found in Science NetLinks lessons at the 3-5 level, including Artifacts 1: What Can We Learn about Artifacts and Artifacts 2: Artifacts in Context. In grades 9–12, students will learn more about the types, causes, and complexities of social change, using databases to identify trends and relationships. Middle-school students are capable of imagining themselves living in other cultures and should be able to identify factors in social change as well as constant patterns in family and community life."
Excellent

COLLAPSE 2 – INTERPRETING THE EVIDENCE – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?Grade=6-8&BenchmarkID=7&DocID=239
Part 2 of a two-lesson series on the collapse of civilizations. "Collapse 2: Interpreting the Evidence extends the information in Lesson 1 and offers useful information and activities that help students learn about the ways that scientists learn about civilizations that have disappeared, archaeological issues, methods, evidence, and types of measurement. It addresses issues of values and attitudes, particularly the importance of honest, clear, and accurate record keeping; and the fact that different explanations can be given for the same evidence." Excellent

CONQUEST OF THE AMERICAS – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/conquestamericas/
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on the conquest of early American civilizations. "Students will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the Aztecs and Inca; create a picture book showing the conquest of one of these two empires; and discuss the similarities and differences of the Aztecs and Inca and how the Spaniards defeated both groups." Excellent

CONQUISTADORS: FRANCISCO PIZARRO – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/pizarro/
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro. "Students will

determine the reasons for Francisco Pizarro's success in vanquishing the Incas; and

write a paper explaining their conclusions." Excellent

 

CONQUISTADORS: HERNAN CORTES – LESSON PLAN NEW!

http://school.discovery.com/lesson plans/programs/cortes/

A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes. "Students will

research the accomplishments of Hernán Cortés and the characteristics of effective leaders; and

conduct a debate about Cortés' leadership skills." Excellent

CONQUISTADORS: INCA REBELLION – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/incarebellion/
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the Inca Rebellion. "Students will research and report on the Inca uprising from the point of view of either the conquistadors or the Incas; and write a short essay on whether or not this uprising and bloody clash of cultures could have been avoided." Excellent

COURIERS IN THE INCA EMPIRE: GETTING YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS – LESSON PLAN   NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=415
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on the Incas. "This lesson will show how the Inca communicated across the vast stretches of their mountain realm, the largest empire of the pre-industrial world. It will explain how couriers carried messages along mountain-ridge roads, up and down stone steps, and over chasm-spanning footbridges. Couriers could pass a message from Quito to Cuzco in 10 days, about the same time as it takes today's modern postal service to deliver a letter between those two cities." Excellent

HUNGRY FOR HISTORY: EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF FOODS WE SIMPLY CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030611wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on the history of the food of the Mayans. "In this lesson, students examine what their diets would be like without the inclusion of staple crops such as corn, wheat and sugar, and discover the value that chocolate had for the Mayan people. They then research the evolution of the uses of specific staple crops in various cultures and create display boards for a food festival called "Historical Cravings." Finally, students reflect upon how their researched foods play a role in their daily lives." Excellent

INCA ARTIFACTS – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/10/g35/artifactsinca.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on the Inca. "This lesson will introduce students to the ancient Inca people. Students will explore pictures of various artifacts discovered from the Inca civilization. They will work in pairs to draw or recreate one artifact and present it to the class, sharing what that artifact reveals about the Inca culture." Excellent

THE LAND AND LIFESTYLE OF THE INCA – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g68/lifestyleinca.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on the Inca. "Every civilization is affected by its geography. This influence was perhaps even greater in ancient civilizations. In this lesson, students will explore the geography of the Inca Empire and consider how geography affected the Inca way of life, from government to agriculture to transportation. Finally, students will consider how geography affects their own way of life and discuss the reasons geography may not be as influential today as it was in ancient times." Excellent

LAND OF THE INCA – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/01/gk2/landinca.html
A lesson plan on the Inca for grades K-2.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/01/gk2/landinca.html
A lesson plan on the Inca for grades K-2.
"This lesson will introduce students to the ancient Inca people and the land on which they lived. They will learn basic facts about the Inca and be able to show where they lived on a map. Students will also look at pictures of the Andes mountains and Inca ruins and discuss the geography of the area. Finally, they will talk about how the Inca lived and compare the Inca way of life to their own." Excellent

MR. DONN’S ANCIENT HISTORY PAGE – LESSON PLANS, ETC.
http://members.aol.com/MrDonnHistory/K12west.html#MAYANS
Teacher resources. Units, lesson plans, activities, resources for a large number of ancient cultures including the Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas. Excellent

A PRECOLUMBIAN MOSAIC OF LATIN AMERICA: LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY WITHIN THE MAYA CULTURAL REGION – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://ladb.unm.edu/retanet/plans/search/retrieve.php3?ID[0]=468
A lesson plan for grades 7-8 on the Maya region, both past and present. "The main objective of this unit is to have students gain an understanding of the linguistic and ethnic diversity within the Maya cultural region. Students will create a linguistic/ethnic map of an assigned Maya cultural region in which they will identify the diversity of languages as an important indicator of cultural expression. Students should notice that the Maya is an umbrella term for many different ethnic groups which retain their customs and culture from Pre-Colombian times due to geographic isolation. Students will look at the effects of this diversity on communication among the different Maya ethnic groups and the situations that have evolved due to modernization and development." Excellent

TWO ANCIENT CITIES – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/04/g912/twocitiesinca.html
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the Inca and the Maya. "In this lesson, students will review basic facts about two ancient American civilizations: the Inca and the Maya. Then they will compare two ancient cities from these civilizations: Machu Picchu, of the Inca Empire, and Chichén Itzá, of the Maya. For each city, students will research the surrounding geography, the main structures and their purposes, the inhabitants, the building materials, the general layout, and any other revealing information or artifacts from the city. Finally, students will consider how culture and geography influenced the lives of people in each city." Excellent

 

 

HOW TO WRITE YOUR NAME IN MAYAN GLYPHS – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
http://www.halfmoon.org/names.html
A companion site to the Mayan Hieroglyphic Writing site. Teaches you how to write your name in Mayan glyphs. A good classroom activity. Very Good

INCA ENGINEERING – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY                 NEW!
http://www.ktca.org/newtons/14/incaengineer06.html
A Newton’s Apple classroom activity on how the Incas managed to build huge stone pyramids without the wheel, animals or machines. Very Good
                                                       

INCA EXPANSIONISM – LESSON PLAN
http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/soc/cecsst/cecsst157.html
A lesson plan for grades 10-12 history and geography classes in which students will learn about the Incan culture as well as map preparation. Good

WHEELER DEALER – BARTER AMONG THE MAYA AND AZTECS – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY   NEW!
http://socialstudies.com/c/@uHw8qxyNhmKZw/Pages/article.html?article@TCM251B+af@donn
A lesson plan on the Maya and Aztecs for elementary students. "Students will identify barter as the major means of economic transaction in the Ancient May an and/or Aztec civilizations." Good

 

 

WEBQUESTS

 

AZTECS, MAYAS AND INCAS – STUDY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/king/indigenous/
A webquest on the Aztecs, Mayas and Incas for grades 4-6. "Many years ago in Mexico, Central America, and South America, groups of indigenous people lived in very advanced and complex cities. To increase your knowledge of these groups of Native Americans you will choose a topic related to one of three groups: the Aztecs, the Mayas, or the Incas. After choosing the topic of study, you will research information many ways including using the internet in order to write a five-paragraph research paper or essay as well as create your own Hyperstudio presentation." Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

AZTECS MEET THE SPANISH – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/aztecs_spanish/
A webquest for grades 6-8 on the Spanish exploration of Mexico in the 16th century. "Spanish explorer Hernan Cortés encountered the Aztecs in 1519 and conquered them in 1521, claiming their empire for Spain.  He then destroyed the Aztecs capital city of Tenochtitlan and rebuilt a Spanish city on its ruins.  It is the year 1527 and an Independent Counsel has been chosen by the College of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church to determine a policy for the Church toward future exploration, conquest and conversion of the native people of Mexico. You and your partners will represent either the Spanish or the Aztecs.  You will be assigned a role and asked to find information and report to the Special Counsel so that he may help to formulate the Church Policy.  The Spanish will want to present an argument supporting the conquest.  The Aztecs will want to present logical objections to the actions of the Spanish. Your research and report needs to be done as quickly as possible since another Spanish explorer, Coronado, is planning to search for the legendary "Seven Cities of Gold" and Pizarro is readying an expedition to find another rich Indian culture to conquer. Also, Portugal is planning an expedition to its new land called Brazil and the Church needs to formulate its policy without delay." Excellent

RISE OF THE AZTECS – WELCOME TO AZTEC ADVENTURE – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://webby.umeedu.maine.edu/coehd/aztec/
A webquest for secondary students on the Aztecs. "During the last week, four different people have received mysterious packages in the mail: • a Theologian: a copy of the Rise of the Aztec banner at the beginning of this quest and a picture of a god • a Museum curator : a knife carved of stone and arrow points made of obsidian • a Linguist: a stone with pictograms and ideograms plus a stone with hieroglyphics • an Anthropologist: a map of an archeological dig in Mexico and a drawing of an island • Your task in "Aztec Adventure" is to join a team and take on one of the roles listed above. You and your teammates will work together to create a Special Report to the Mexican people describing how the items in these four mysterious packages are linked to the Aztecs and what influences of the Aztecs can be seen in today's Mexican civilization." Excellent

 

 

ANCIENT AZTECS WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.cgs.conway.ma.us/AncientAztec.htm
A webquest on the ancient Aztecs. "Explore the Ancient Aztecs. You will work in small groups of 3-4. Your
areas of focus are 1- Journey to a New Land, 2- Rise of the Empire 3- Gods/Pyramids 4-Social Structure 5- Language 6- Economy 7- Spanish Contact 8- Decline of the Empire Complete each step thoughtfully and thoroughly. The links provided will help you in your research to answer each step. Keep in mind the themes we have studied dealing with cultures: Language, Art, History, Technology, Worship/Ceremony, Law and Order, Economy/Food, and Groups. For your final project your task is to create a museum exhibit using Microsoft Power Point. Choose artifacts to include in your display, which best represent events in your exhibit. For our purposes, artifacts will be images captured from a website, original artwork (to be scanned into the power point presentation), or pictures from a book also to be scanned. You will need a minimum of 8-12 images. Text should accompany the artifacts and clearly explain each. Be prepared to present your exhibit to the class."
   
Very Good

AZTECS – THE CONQUEST – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://spidey.sfusd.edu/schwww/sch529/webquests/mandm/titlepage.htm
A webquest on the Aztecs for middle school students.
http://spidey.sfusd.edu/schwww/sch529/webquests/mandm/titlepage.htm
A webquest on the Aztecs for middle school students.
"You have just been transported back in time to a court room in the year A.D. 1521. The Aztec Empire has recently fallen to Hernán Cortés, the famous Spanish Conquistador. Tlatoani Montezuma ruled the Aztec Empire, which was made of several smaller tribes, including his arch enemies the Tlaxcalan Indians. Your mission is to defend a particular defendant in the trial and find out who is responsible for the collapse of the Aztec Empire." Note: We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

MY LIFE AS AN INCA CHILD – WEBQUEST                     NEW!
http://www.atschool.org/groups/newteachers4/portfolios/jramirez.htm
A webquest for 2nd grade students on the life of Inca children. "In this Quest, you will be working with a partner. Your task is to find out about the Incas and their children. You will find out about their family life, homes, clothes, chores, domestic animals hey had, and the games they played. You will use the information gathered to create a book of facts. You will use the book of facts to write your personal narrative. You will use KidPix to write the text and to illustrate your work. You and your partner have three weeks to finish your work." Very Good

VACATION IN THE ANCIENT AMERICAS – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://eprentice.sdsu.edu/J03CW/wall/webquest/student.htm
A webquest for 7th grade students on the Aztecs, Inca and Maya. "You are a guide working for Time Tours Inc, which has just opened three new portals to the Ancient Americas, at the height of the Inca, Aztec, and Mayan civilizations. "Vacation in the Ancient Americas" is the company's newest slogan, but the bosses have no idea what's involved or how to describe it to potential time tourists. As the designated guide for the new portals, it's your job to explore the characteristics of these civilizations and develop the materials Time Tours Inc. will need. What was it like to live, work, and play as an Aztec, Inca, or Mayan?" Very Good

 

 

HUNT FOR AZTECS, MAYANS AND INCANS – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/webweavers/kathyp/huntaztecsma.html
A webquest for elementary students on the Aztecs, Mayans and Incans. Students use the links provided to answer questions. Good

THE INFLUENCE OF THE MAYA, AZTEC AND INCA – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www2.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/project/IT_programs/webquests/white.htm
A webquest on the Maya, Aztec and Inca for grades 9-12. "Part of learning about the history of civilizations is to look at their impact upon our lives today. We have seen this through our studies of the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome. We will explore these three civilizations through an on-line activity known as a WebQuest. The students will be split into groups of five. Each group will examine one of the three civilizations. Each student in that group will play an integral part in the presentation to the class about the history, geography, culture, and influence the civilization that their group was assigned. From the group presentations and discussion the class will decide which civilization of the Maya, Aztec, or Inca had the most influence on modern peoples." Note: We found several broken links on this site. Good

THE WORLD OF THE AZTECS – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.marietta.edu/~hallr/

"This is a webquest program that asks the students to link to information about the ancient Aztec civilization of Mexico. The Aztecs were a native Indian tribe who lived in the Valley of Mexico during the pre-Columbian era of the New World. The students are asked to research one of the varied aspects of the Indian culture, write a 500-word journal about their findings using the target language, make an oral class presentation in Spanish about their chosen area of research and develop a project related to their topic."
Good

  

 

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