The Aztecs - A History  
History.com: the Aztecs Videos  
Conquest of the Aztec Empire History of the Aztecs
The Aztec Culture Aztec Culture
Mexica Aztecs AztecHistory.com - GREAT site
Wikipedia: History of the Aztecs Aztec Deities
How Stuff Works: The Aztecs Aztec Emperors
Rise of the Aztec Empire History.com: Aztec History Video
The Aztecs - from Wikipedia The Great Aztec Sunstone
The Aztec Empire - with photos The Great Aztec Calendar

Aztec Mythology

The Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico
The British Museum: Aztecs (Mexica) The Great Aztecs


The Incas - A History Nova Online: Ice Mummies of the Inca
All about the Incas National Geographic: Ice Treasures of the Inca
The Incas - from Wikipedia Daily life of the Inca Empire for Kids
Inca Burial Etiquette How Stuff Works: The Incas
Inca Pictures Nova Online: The Lost Empire of the Incas
The Fall of the Incan Empire

History World: History of the Incas


The Mayas - A History  
History of the Ancient Mayas Mythology of the Myas
Civilization of the Mayas Nova Online: Lost King of the Maya
Daily Life in the Maya Empire for Kids History World: History of the Mayas
How Stuff Works: Maya Pictures Mayan Religion
The Mayan Calendar Images of the Mayan People
History.com: The Rise and Fall of the Maya Empire Video History of the Myan Civilization
Collapse of the Maya, an Interactive Learning Activity Maya Civilization Study Guide: Introduction to the Maya
The Rise and Fall of the Mayan Empire National Geographic: What the Maya Empire Looked Like


Sites with information about Ancient Indian History

PBS: The Conquistadors: An innovative educational resource for middle and high school classrooms to learn about the Spanish Conquistadors, the Aztecs, and the Incas in the New World – and the legacy of their contact with Native Americans.

National Geographic: Mysteries of the Ancient World: Historical facts about: Artifacts, Legends and Myths, Temples and Tombs, Lost Cities



 the Aztec, the Inca, and Maya Indian Trivia

Aztec Indian Trivia

*The Mexica people people built the main city of the Aztec Empire called Tenochtitlan in 1325. On August 13, 1521 the city fell into ruins.

*The Aztec people spoke Nahuatl, which when translated means "a person who is from Aztlan".

Moctezuma II, the 9th emperor of the Aztecs, welcomed the Spanish explorers not knowing that these explorers would be the downfall of their civilization.

*The reason the Aztec capital city, Tenochtitlan fell into ruins was because of the Spanish conqueror, Hernán Cortés (Hernando Cortés).

*The Aztec religion included many rituals and sacrifices.

*The Aztec culture stressed the importance of family in their daily life.

*In their daily life the Aztecs placed an emphasis on art, music, poetry, and tattoos.

* Aztec warriors were often very brutal. They often took prisoners so that they could be sacrificed to their gods as Aztec gods were very important to them.

Inca Indian Trivia

*The Inca civilization (or Inka) began as a tribe in the Cuzco area in 1438 A.D. and became the largest civilization (12 million people) in existence until it was conquered by the Spaniards in 1532.

*The Inca People called themselves "The Children of the Sun".

*The Inca Empire grew larger under the rule of Pachacuti.

*Knowing what happened in the Inca Empire is difficult because the Incas had no written language and passed their history down orally from one generation to the next.

*Inca gods were very important to the Incas' Religion. The most important gods were: Inti, the sun god, Quilla the moon goddess (wife of the sun), and Illapa god of thunder, who the Incas believed controlled the rain.

*Little of the silver and gold Inca Art can be found because the Spanish explorers melted the gold and silver to make them a richer people.

*Machu Picchu is known as ""The Lost City of the Incas". Archaeologists can only apply guesswork through their findings as how important the city of Machu Picchu was during the Inca period of history.

*The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro conquered the Inca Empire in 1533.

Maya Indian Trivia

*Archaeologists divide the history of the Mayan Civilization into three periods: Preclassic (c.1500 B.C.-A.D. 300), Classic (300-900), and Postclassic (900-1500).

*One of the Mayas greatest achievements was the creation of the precise Mayan Calendar.

*The Maya people were also known as expert astronomers.

*Mayan art was important because the Mayans were able to use their art in trade.

*Both Maya women and Maya men worked very hard in their daily life.

The Mayans worshipped many different gods.



American History Calendar

American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important events in American history can be viewed; interactive - browse through it and display details on a specific person or event. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.

American History Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!

The History Channel

The History Channel: Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.

U.S. History Images

U.S. History Images: What better way to learn about and appreciate the history of the United States than through viewing the illustrations of artists from the last century and a half! The images are all in the public domain and are free for anyone to use in any way after viewing the Terms of Use. This website is a work in progress and new images are always being added. Present topics for images include: Life in the Colonies, Colonial Patriots, Native Americans, Native American Culture, The Age of Exploration, and Explorers

Educational American History Powerpoints

Educational American History Videos

Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword

Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present: - SEARCHABLE by keyword

The Biographic Dictionary: Covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day- SEARCHABLE by keyword

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z

Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE

Who2: Find famous people biographies fast! This site also lists links to more information about each person. - SEARCHABLE by keyword



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