by Lisa Gatzke, Cortez Middle School

Students gather information on the Aztec, Inca and Mayan civilizations. Students work in groups of 3 and gather information based on the role they chose to research.


Tenochtitlan Map


You  and 25 of your closest friends just arrived in the New World.  You've been sent by your queen on an expedition  to collect information about the newly discovered civilizations of the New World... The Aztec, Maya and Inca. 

 You will need to divide and conquer!  You only have 2 weeks to collect all the information you can on these 3 civilizations.  You will split up and travel to the respective area with 2 other friends.  This means.... as an expedition group you will take back information to your queen about all 3 groups, but you will only need to study one of the groups.