FOUR ANCIENT AMERICAN CULTURES

We will be using 4 different kinds of sources
to gather information about 4 ancient American cultures. 

IFA_milag_QTEN0113_lrg.jpg Aztec Sunstone Calendar

THE ANASAZI
Video
 
THE AZTEC
Webquest


 

THE MAYA
Reading
 
THE INCA
Powerpoint Lecture

DIRECTIONS

JOB 1:  Use the different sources to fill in the graphic ogranizer below. 

JOB 2:  When you have complete the graphic organizer, answer the Key Questions below in complete and thoughtful paragraphs (3-5 sentences each).

 

ANCIENT AMERICAN CULTURES GRAPHIC ORGANIZER

 

 

Category

 

Maya

 

Anasazi

 

Aztec

 

Inca

 

What modern countries did they live in?

       

 

Geography & Climate

 

       

 

Key City

       

 

Special buildings or building techniques

       

 

Religious Beliefs

 

       

 

Products & Trade

 

       
 

Who were the Leaders?

 

       
 

Social
Classes

 

       
 

Weapons & Warfare

 

       
 

Most interesting fact

 

       

 

ANCIENT AMERICAN CULTURES KEY QUESTIONS

 

Please answer these questions on a separate piece of paper. Use complete sentences. Each answer should be at least one thoughtful paragraph (3-5 sentences).

  1. What is the most significant way that each society was affected by its geography and climate? Give one example for each society.
     
  2. What is the biggest similarity between all four societies?  Pick one category, and give details describing the similarity.   BIG THINK:  Why do you think this is so similar?
     
  3. What is the biggest difference between all four societies?  Pick one category, and give details describing the difference.  BIG THINK:  Why do you think this is so different?

Return to September Calendar