Essential Question

What are the relevant vocabulary terms on the empires of the Americas?


  • Aztec

  • Chichen Itza

  • Chinampas

  • Codex

  • Inca

  • Machu Picchu

  • Maya

  • Mesoamerica

  • Mita

  • Quipu

  • Slash-and-burn agriculture

  • Stela

  • Tenochtitlan

  • Tribute

  • Welfare state

Activity 1: Create a separate circle map on each of the vocabulary words.

In the circle map you must include:

  • A definition of the word,

  • A paraphrased definition of the word,

  • A picture or drawing,

  • A sentence with the vocabulary word used correctly,

  • Synonyms and antonyms OR characteristics and features OR related words

You may complete your vocabulary circle maps in your notebook or using the Thinking Map Learning Community and upload them to Google Classroom.


Vocab Circle Map Example.pdf

Extension Activities