Essential Question

What are the basic features of the Aztec civilization?


Activity 1: NEWSELA "The Aztec Empire: The Last Great Native Civilization in Mesoamerica"

Sign in to Newsela and read the article "The Aztec Empire: The Last Great Native Civilization in Mesoamerica." Remember to annotate the article as you read and complete the quiz once you have finished reading.

Activity 2: Aztec Deep Dive

Below are three readings options. As a team split up the options so that all the options are completed independently.

Option A

Option B

Option C

Discussion Questions

  • What article did your group member read?

  • What is the main idea of the article your group member read?

  • What information can your group use for this project? Which of the GRAPES does it talk about?

  • What are 15 useful facts you think you should mention in your website(GRAPES)? Write them down.

Activity 3: G.R.A.P.E.S. Form

As a group fill in the following Google Doc so you have notes you can use when writing your website. Bullet points are encouraged. The more detailed you are the easier writing your website will be later on. I recommend sharing it with all your group mates so you can all access it if someone is absent. When you are done upload it to Google Classroom under "G.R.A.P.E.S. of the Aztec Civilization."

G.R.A.P.E.S. Form

Extension Activities

Archaeologists discover gruesome remains of Aztec tower of skulls