Unit 6 – The Americas before 1517

Americas before 1517 vocabulary Quizlet


Blue book pages: 7-11; 235-249; 438-465

Strayer pages: 292-304; 316-323; 588-594

Mesoamerica, an introduction by Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank.

Introduction to Andean Cultures by Dr. Sarahh Scher.


Maya overview – Khan Academy

Aztec overview – Khan Academy

Aztecs: from Refugees to Hegemons

Chavin, Nazca, Moche, Huari and Tiwanaku civilizations – Khan Academy

Inca overview – Khan Academy


Art and Culture Readings:

Ancient Maya Sculpture – Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Maya Architecture – Mark Cartwright

Women in Mayan Society – History on the Net

Women in Aztec civilization – Wikipedia – Reading

Chinampa – Wikipedia – Reading

Daily Life in the Inca Empire – Ancient History Encyclopedia – Reading

Inca Textiles – Ancient History Encyclopedia – Reading

Art and Culture Videos:

The Mayan Story of Creation – National Geographic – Video

Chakalte’, Relief with Enthroned Ruler (Maya) – Khan Academy

Tenochtitlan -The Venice of Mesoamerica (Aztec History)

Unearthing the Aztec past, the destruction of the Templo Mayor

Machu Pichu – National Geographic

The Inca, Masters of the Clouds: Terrace Farming Clip – BBC


Threads That Speak: How The Inca Used Strings to Communicate – National Geographic


Less important videos:

The rise and fall of the Inca Empire – Gordon McEwan




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