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Ancient Cultures of the Aztec, Maya, and Inca

Want to show what you know? Use the Internet and the preselected Web sites provided below to gather additional information, broaden your knowledge, and complete these end-of-chapter activities.

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Chapter 6 Assessment:
Ancient Cultures of the Aztec, Maya, and Inca

The ancient cultures of Latin America were among the earliest civilizations. Research one of these ancient cultures—Aztec, Maya, or Inca—in order to prepare a report.

  • Use the Internet or reference sources in the library to learn about one aspect of daily life, such as religion, trade, or warfare, in the culture you chose.
  • You might find information about ancient ruins on the Internet.
  • If possible, include illustrations with your report.
Maya http://www.mayankids.com
Study the people, places, and beliefs of the most advanced of ancient Mesoamerican cultures.

Webmonkey http://hotwired.lycos.com/ webmonkey/ kids
Site designed for students who want to create their own Web pages.

Conquistadors http://www.pbs.org/ opb/ conquistadors/ peru/ peru.htm
Learn about the customs, religion, and economy of the vast Inca empire on the eve of the Spanish conquest.

Aztec http://home.freeuk.net/ elloughton13/ aztecs.htm
Examine stories, pictures, maps, ancient writings, and artifacts from the Aztec civilization.