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Ancient World Presentation
Students will use Google Docs for their research notes and share with their teacher to monitor progress (20pts). Students must submit a works cited page, using MLA format (10pts). They must have a minimum of three different, reputable sources per group member.
The presentation must use technology to inform the audience (PowerPoint, Prezi, original video, original website, or Google Presentation) (50pts). You must include visual aides into the presentation. Be sure to include maps (historic and present), photographs of historical sites, etc. of the civilization to support your content. Presentations will be between 1015 minutes long. Meets all requirements and rubric
How geography shaped society (brianna)
Key people (keith)
Key events (keith)
Technological innovations (melanie)
Culture (family structure, arts, architecture, daily life) (melanie) Rise and fall (or dramatic transformation) (brianna) Impact on us today (brianna)
The term "Aztec" refers to the seven indigenous tribes who share the common language of Nahuatl and who settled in the Valley of Mexico prior to the Spanish conquest. These tribes, which include the Xochimilca, Chalca, Tepaneca, Colhua, Tlahuica, Tlaxcalteca, and Mexica, began migrating to the Valley of Mexico from their legendary homeland of Aztlan in the early 12th century.
Did you know...
It was against the law to be drunk in public in the Aztec empire, unless you were over 70 years old! ●
Each Aztec home had a steam bath!
It is said that the major Aztec weapon could chop off the head of a horse with one blow!
Maquahuitl is the name of a sword-like Aztec weapons. Made of obsidian or flint, the Spanish claimed it could cut a horses head clean off. It was an incredibly strong weapon, but could not be thrust like a sword. They often came in two varieties, one- and two-handed. The one-handed version was typically between 3''-4''wide and 3'-4' long. The two-handed version was slightly wider and as tall as a person. More info on weaponry at www.aztec-history.com/acient-aztec-weapon.html
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http://www.aztechistory.com/ (used for interesting facts, should take a more indepth look at the different links underneath that they offer about other aspects of Aztec life, found by Melanie) "Aztec History." Aztec History. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2014. . (this is the citation for the homepage which is the link above. to get more info for the citation and more information general, we will have to look at the other parts of the website because they are different articles)
http://www.mexica.net/nahuatl/ (the same goes with this website. It is a homepage. Explore the different tabs and topics and when using something, make sure to use the link from that tab, not the homepage, found by Melanie) "Nahuatl Culture." Nahuatl Culture. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2014. . (In any case, here is the cite for the homepage, just in case)
http://www.indians.org/welker/aztec.htm (this has a quick history of the AztecMexica people, and we should cover them in the PPT, also has the gods, the names of emperors, and the translations of the names, found by Melanie) "The Aztecs / Mexicas." The Aztecs / Mexicas. TribalDirectory.com, n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2014. .
(this is the citation for the link above.)
Cited: "Aztec History." Aztec History. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2014.
(this is the citation for the homepage which is the link above. to get more info for the citation and more information general, we will
"Nahuatl Culture." Nahuatl Culture. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2014.
(In any case, here is the cite for the homepage, just in case)
also has the gods, the names of emperors, and the translations of the names, found by Melanie)
"The Aztecs / Mexicas." The Aztecs / Mexicas. TribalDirectory.com, n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2014.
don’t even have to use the map. It’s just here because it was one of the best I could find. Found by Melanie)
"Moctezuma II." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 09 Mar. 2014. Web. 03 Sept. 2014.
Franco, Michael. "Top 5 Ancient Aztec Inventions." HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks.com, n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.
Franco, Michael. HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks.com, n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.
"Aztec Law." Tarlton Law Library. Web. 04 Sept. 2014.
"The Top Ten." About. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2014.
"Aztecs." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 02 Sept. 2014.
"The Aztecs." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2014.
Spielvogel, Jackson J. Western Civilization. Southbank, Vic.: Thomson Wadsworth, 2006. Print.
"Ancient Aztec Religion." Ancient Aztec Religion. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Sept. 2014.
"The Aztec World." Ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.
"History of Mexico The Aztec Empire." History of Mexico The Aztec Empire. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.
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