Process

You will be using the internet to help you find information necessary to complete this assignment.  Below I have listed websites that may help you on your quest.  Remember, after you have visited a website, come back to this webquest to go on to the next resource.  

More information about Aztecs:  This website gives a some information about life as an Aztec.

 Aztec life in their environment:  This website gives some information about the history of the Aztec emprie.

Aztec Religion and the Fall of the Empire:  This website gives some information about the Aztecs religion and meeting Hernan Cortes.

MesoAmerican World Exploration Map:  This website give information about the location of the Aztec empire.  Be sure to click on different icons on the map.

Animals:  This website give information about some of the animals that live in Mexico.

Plants, animals, climate and more!:  This website helps describe the environment where the Aztecs lived.

After finding and recording your information, you may work with a partner to compare your notes and hypothesize about how the Aztecs environment influenced their religion and empire.

 

"Is There A Fish In My Mouth or am I Sticking Out My Tongue"

 

With you partner, you need to create two hypothesises. 

One hypothesis must be made on how the Aztecs' environment effected their culture.  Think about what they hunted, grew, and ate.  Think about their religion and the animals that lived around them.

The other hypothesis must be made on how the Aztecs' environment effected their empire.  Think about where they lived.  Think about the landforms, climate, and their surroundings. 

To help you and your partner, below I have included a link to help you in the process of brainstorming.  Brainstorming can help you and your partners come up with ideas.  With these ideas, look back over your diaries to see if the hypothesis are possible answers to how the Aztecs' environment effected their culture and empire. 

Brainstorming

"Pick Your Brains"

It is now time to make your hypothesis.  You may want to start your hypothesis with a phrase that makes a statement.  Then back up your hypothesis with evidence from your diaries that help prove your hypothesis to be true.

Example:

The Aztecs' environment effected their culture by ___________

      Reason 1.

      Reason 2.

      Reason 3.

 

OR

The Aztecs' environment effected their empire by __________

      Reason 1.

      Reason 2.

      Reason 3.

"We're Almost Done!"