Overview of the Rise of the Aztecs Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain a chronological understanding of the rise of Aztec culture. They will develop an awareness of the causes and consequences of this group, and the significant consequences of the changes resulting from this time. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, including reading, source analysis, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Readings

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet:

Aztecs Reading Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the webpages below:

Option 2: Using sources

Step 1: Download a copy of the source analysis worksheet below:

Rise of the Aztecs Source Analysis.docx
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by using the following source:

National Geographic Society. (2020, August 7). Tenochtitlan. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/tenochtitlan/

© National Geographic Society

Option 3: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.

Aztecs Research Worksheet.docx
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Option 4: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet:

Rise of the Aztecs Viewing Questions.doc
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the documentary below:

Watch on YouTube

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Extension activities

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