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Bell Ringer List as many possible ways you eat potatoes (at least 10) Where do you think the Europeans first got potatoes? List as many possible ways you can eat corn (at least 5) Where do you think the Europeans first got corn?
Bell Ringer 1.Locate the Mughal Empire on your map. What country is it in? 2.Locate where the Shogun lived. What country is this? 3.Locate the country that used foreign enclaves to control trade. What country is this?
NEXT TIME/SOON: OMCJ Take home Quiz We will… You will be able to… Learn about the major empires in Latin America at the start of 1500: Mayan, Aztec and Incan. Today in class… Language Social Studies Explain in writing why you find one of the Latin American empires especially interesting. Locate and describe the major empires of: Mayan Aztec Incan
Aztec Society Government: ruled by an emperor. Economy: agriculture Religion: polytheistic and built pyramids for human sacrifices to their gods. No written language.
The Aztec Empire Payments (tribute) were collected from the groups they conquered. –Collecting tribute was the empire’s most important business. War was the center of Aztec life –Successful battles = more tribute –Successful battles = more sacrifices for the gods –All men were soldiers
Ball Game Ball Game: tlachtli –Small ring on the wall –Object of the game was to get a rubber ball through ring –Can only use elbows, knees, or hips! –If you LOST you were killed!
Collapse of the Aztecs Aztec Empire grew between 1428 and 1519 Destroyed by invaders from Spain (conquistadors)
Religious Beliefs Gods who controlled various aspects of nature. Most important god was Inti, the god of sun and agriculture. –Emperor’s family was a descendent of Inti –Agriculture was a basis of Inca life
Roads and Messengers Road System was used for communication! –15,000 miles of road Chasquis, or messengers, carried messages from the Emperor. –They had no written language, but used a system of knots on a cord to record information— called quipu.
Closing In your journal complete the following prompt: I think the _____________ Empire is the most interesting because … Write at least 3 complete sentences!
Closing OMCJ: Take Home Quiz Complete the take home quiz using your class notes. This is individual work – do not copy – you have ALL the answers in your notes! Turn this quiz in at the beginning of the next block for a HW grade. Late quizzes will not be accepted!