This lesson has been planned to give your students opportunities to think through the information presented to them and transform those thoughts into verbal and written discussions. As is, this lesson plan does not focus on learning vocabulary or facts. You can easily add a vocabulary page to the lesson and some quizzes about the information presented.
This is the story I was told in school that got me interested in the Aztecs.
The Aztecs would choose a young handsome man to dress up and represent Huitzilopochtli
one of their most important gods. The young man would get to be the god for a whole year and with that position came great advantages. He was treated like a god- dressed and fed and attended to. He could speak to any woman that he wanted even ones that were married and their husbands had to accept it. So the man plays a god for one year, being worshiped and admired and on the last day of that year he gets sacrificed to Huitzilopochtli.
The Aztecs Lesson Plan Includes:
- Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
- Instructional Content Pages about The Aztecs
- Hands-on homework activities
- Answer Keys
- Common Core State Standards
- Many Additional Links and Resources
- Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
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