Lesson Information

Fifth Grade Lesson - Orange

Week: 6 -- lesson ID: 680

Essential Questions:

  1. What made the Aztec unique?
  2. What was it like to live as an Aztec? A neighboring society?
  3. What is tribute?


Gain an understanding that the Aztecs:

  1. Were a true empire
  2. Had an advanced culture with science, math, art, music, drama
  3. Were the first great New World culture to encounter the Europeans
  4. Hernan Cortez conquered the Aztec people in 1521.

Vade Mecum

Vade Mecum List - Inca, Aztec Maya

Important Docs

documents for this lesson:

Aztec Lesson Presentation

The Standards

Lesson Standard:

4-5b: Students will examine historical materials relating to a particular region, society, or theme; chronologically arrange them, and analyze change over time.