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MAYAN, AZTEC, AND INCAN SCAVENGER HUNT

INTERNET LESSON TO ENRICH LEARNING OF ANCIENT LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS

WRITE YOUR ANSWERS ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER

 

PART 1: CHICHEN ITZA

  1. What 3 tools did the Mayans lack when they built their incredible cities?

 

  1. What surrounded the Temple of the Warriors?

 

  1. Where were the windows of the Observatory pointing?

 

  1. Where did the elite Mayans live?

 

  1. What happens at one end of the Pok-a-tok ball court when you whisper at the other end?

 

  1. What is in the center of Chichen Itza?

 

PART 2: MAYAN CIVILIZATION

 

  1. What is the unit of writing for the Mayan writing system?

 

  1. What percent of Mayan writing has been decoded?

 

  1. What was the role of Mayan priests?

 

  1. How was the pyramid at Chichen Itza used as a calendar?

 

  1. What can be found in Tikal?

 

  1. Some scientists think the collapse of the Mayans was due to lack of leaving a field to become _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ______.?

 

PART 3: TENOCHTITLAN

 

  1. Why was Tenochtitlan located where it was?

 

  1. What are calpulli?

 

  1. What happened to many prisoners in Aztec temples?

 

  1. List 3 words to describe the Aztec teacher.

 

  1. How did Aztec farmers use chinampas?

 

PART 4: INCAS

 

  1. What type of animal fur did the Incas use for clothing?

 

  1. Cities in ancient Incan civilization were mostly used for ?

 

  1. All travel on Incan roads was done on foot because they had not discovered the ____ ____ ____ ____ ____.

 

  1. List 3 uses for the Incan quipu.

 

  1. Why were Incan fortresses built on top of mountains?

 

  1. How did Incans punish lawbreakers?

 

  1. Which Spanish conquistador finally defeated the Incans?