The Americas - My Teacher Site

January 14, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, World History, Aztec
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The Americas .Maya. .Aztec. .Inca.

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The Americas

Mayan Civilization 

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Location: Mexican and Central American rain forest Government: citystates ruled by a king Economy: Agriculture and trade Religion: Polytheistic and built pyramids Declined for unknown reasons

Mayan Civilization

Represented by Chichen Itza

Mayan Civilization  Achievements:

Had an advanced system of writing  Gifted Mathematicians  Observed the stars and created a calendar 

Aztec Civilization 

Location: In arid (dry) valley in Central Mexico



Government: Ruled by an emperor



Economy: Agriculture



Religion: Polytheistic and built pyramids where the Gods were thirsty for human sacrifice

Aztec Civilization  Sacrificed

20,000 to 50,000 people each year  Aztecs were engaged in much warfare  Sacrificed those they conquered

Aztec Civilization

Represented by Tenochtitlan

Aztec Civilization 

No written Language



Invented Tlachtli:  A ballgame that uses a rubber ball or heads of sacrificed victims  No use of hands  Shoot the ball into a hoop on the side of a wall

Incan Civilization 

Location: Andes Mountains of South America



Government: Ruled by Emperor



Economy: Agriculture in high altitudes



Religion: Polytheistic

Incan Civilization

Represented by Machu Picchu

Incan Civilization 

Agriculture at high altitudes in the mountains  Used Terracing

prevented water from running off too quickly

Incan Civilization 

No writing system



Used QUIPU – system of knots on a cord to record important information



Road System

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Slide 1 – http://www.vjv.co.uk/images/destinations/map-c-america.jpg Slide 2 – http://www.destination360.com/maps/central-america-map.gif Slide 3 – http://www.es.flinders.edu.au/~mattom/science+society/maps/map6.jpg Slide 4 – http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/tikal/tikal-aerial.jpg Slide 5 – http://www.utoronto.ca/ams/recroom/away/connie/images/connie6-600x.jpg Slide 6 – http://news.satimagingcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/chichen-itza_el_castillo.jpg Slide 7 – http://www.skylla.co.uk/images/photography/chichen/chichen_9.jpg Slide 8 – http://i9.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/a4/cc/e1c1_1.JPG Slide 9 – http://www.reformation.org/aztec-empire-map.jpg Slide 10 – http://www.unexplainable.net/brainbox/uploads/1/aztec4_sacrifice.jpg, http://www.reformation.org/aztecsacrifice3.jpg Slide 11 – http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/aztecs/sacrifice3.gif&imgrefurl=http://w ww.latinamericanstudies.org/aztecsacrifice.htm&h=302&w=750&sz=103&hl=en&start=29&tbnid=3KKXOvlthF83qM:&tbnh=57&tbnw=141&prev=/images %3Fq%3Daztec%2Bsacrifice%26start%3D18%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa %3DN, http://apocalypto.blogdiario.com/img/apocalypto-portada.jpg Slide 12 – http://www.uwosh.edu/faculty_staff/cortes/My%20Webs/tenochtitlan2.gif Slide 13 –http://www.dur.ac.uk/j.c.m.starkey/Anthropology/Aztecs/aztec%20temple.jpg Slide 14 – http://www.interamericaninstitute.org/Museum_of_Anthropology_Diorama_Tenochtitlan.JPG Slide 15 – http://home.scarlet.be/~tsb67257/images/tlach3.gif Slide 16 – http://sepiensa.org.mx/contenidos/fd_depo/nahuatl/img/tla_i01.jpg, http://library.thinkquest.org/J002486/Multimedia/Tlachtli.gif, www.lumika.org Slide 17 – http://www.lyonsdenbooks.com/images/ancient-incamap.jpg Slide 18 – http://www.wtsmith.com/jpgfiles/MachuPicchu.jpg Slide 19 – http://www.andreweland.org/2004/6/5/photos/machu-picchu Slide 20 – http://www.travelok.com/graphics/media/pressRelease/MachuPicchu/MachuPicchuExhibit3-10.jpg Slide 21 – http://www.pdx.edu/media/a/l/alumni_machu_picchu.jpg, http://www.skepticworld.com/ancientmonuments/images/peru-machu-picchu.jpg Slide 22 –http://www.rollmex.net/mediac/400_0/media/DIR_26707/peru2_24_420.jpg Slide 23 – http://math.ict.edu.yu:8080/webMathematica/LinkSL/quipu1.jpg

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