• TB --> pp. 330 - 335; 338.
  • Slides on Pre-Columbian art and architecture.              
  • Complete the chart on the Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas.

  • Complete the scaffolding part of the DBQ on the Pre-Columbian civilizations.


  • To explain how the origin of civilization in Peru differed from that in the river valley civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
  • To identify the problems that the Incas faced in building an empire along the Pacific coast of South America.
  • To discuss how the Inca rulers were able to maintain control of their vast empire.
  • To list the major achievements of the Inca civilization.
  • To describe some of the characteristics of Olmec culture.
  • To explain how the Olmec probably passed on their culture to other peoples of Central America.
  • To identify the main purpose of Mayan cities and explain how they were linked to one another.
  • To describe the architectural style of the Mayans.
  • To list the major achievements of the Mayan peoples.
  • To describe the capital city of Tenochtitlan and its unique location.
  • To explain how the Aztecs provided food for their society.
  • To analyze the reasons why the Aztecs practiced human sacrifice.
  • To identify the reasons why the empires of the Incas and Aztecs had potential built-in weaknesses.
  • To list the major accomplishments of the Aztecs.
  • To identify the characteristics that these Pre-Columbian societies had in common with each other.






  the "Inca"



  Temple of the Sun

  Montezuma II


  Be able to find and identify the
  following on a map of Latin
  • Mayan Empire
  • Incan Empire
  • Aztec Empire
  • Olmec Empire
  • Toltec Empire
  • Carib peoples
  • Arawak peoples
  • Chichen Itza
  • Tenochtitlan
  • Tikal
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco

Multiple Choice