2-Descendants of ancient Asian nomads who
crossed the Bering Strait 30,000 years ago
3-Settled most of
4-Domesticated native plants
such as corn and beans
more than 1 god)
Mayan god of Rain
7-Built large pyramids which are sill
8-Developed advanced mathematical
9-Mayan Empire abruptly ended
around 900 CE for unknown reasons
What do you think could have
Did you know that the
Mayans loved sports?
1-1100 CE to 1525 CE
2-Aztecs are also known
as the Mexica
3-Settled in central Mexico and
founded the city of Tenochtitlan
(now called Mexico City)
4-Social structure included an
emperor, noble class, merchant
class, labor class, and slaves
How does this compare to the Maya?
5-Cultivated cotton, metals and gems
What can we assume about Aztec culture?
6-The capitol city Tenochtitlan ruled
over small cities called city-states
Describe the Aztec city
7-The Aztecs of
forced the citystates to worship
8-The Aztec Empire eventually failed due to uprisings
in the city-states and a final defeat by Spain.
What do you see in this image?
1-400 CE to 1533 CE
2-Came across the Bering Strait
10,000 years ago and settled in Peru
3-Capital city was Cuzco
-Early Inca were fishermen and farmers
5-Social structure consisted of the Inca
(emperor), royalty, wealthy nobles, and the
ayllu (which was the rest of the people)
more than 1 god)
Inca Sun god
7-Known for pottery, masonry,
and road building
What is the significance of road building?
8-Inca Empire eventually failed due to
civil war between two Inca brothers
and a final defeat by Spain in 1533
Have you seen
this movie? It
1-What empire was located in Peru, South America?
1-The Aztec were also called what?
2-What was the Capitol city of the Aztec Empire?
3-What country defeated the Aztecs and the Incas?
4-What was the capitol city of the Incan Empire?
5-Term which means “worships more than 1 god”