People         Vocabulary    Places
Atahualpa
Pachacuti
Montezuma
Cortez
Pizarro
The Sapa Inca
chinampas
slash and burn
terraced farming
sacrifice
quipu
irrigation
Pok-a-tok
stelas
codices
Volador
Andes Mountains
Lake Titicaca
Lake Texcoco
Pacific Ocean
Machu Picchu
Yucatan Peninsula
Tikal
Tenochtitlan

Questions to think about:

How was Mesoamerica similar/different than other civilizations we have studied?

Why were sacrifices performed and why were they such an important part of the Aztec civilization?

What were the different ways that the Aztec, Inca, and Maya adapted and modified their environments in order to provide a surplus of crops for their people?  How did each way work and why was it successful for their environment?


 

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