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
|Aztec Indian Trivia|
*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 civiliation.
*The Aztec religion included many rituals and sacrifices.
*The Aztec culture stressed the importance of family in their daily life.
|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|
*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.
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Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!
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.
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
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