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Aztecs, Incas, and the Conquistadors

SS6H1: The student will describe the impact of European contact on Latin America: (a) Describe the encounter and consequences of the conflict between the Spanish and the Aztecs and Incas and the roles of Cortes, Montezuma, Pizarro, and Atahualpa.

Aztec History

Aztec History Dig into the mysteries of Aztec history right here! What was ancient Aztec art and culture like? What about the Aztec religion? And the legendary Aztec sacrifices? The Aztec Empire was peopled by a group that was once nomadic, the Mexicas.

Aztec Myths

Windows to the Universe, at from the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA). The Website was developed in part with the support of UCAR and NCAR, where it resided from 2000 - 2010. © 2012 National Earth Science Teachers Association. Windows to the Universe® is a registered trademark of NESTA.

Greatest Aztec - Photo Gallery - National Geographic Magazine

The excavation of a sacred pyramid is turning up clues to the empire's bloody rituals-but so far, no sign of its most feared emperor.

Conquistadors - Mexico

With full curriculum resources focusing on issues related to the Conquistadors' exploration and conquest of the New World, this online learning adventure for students and teachers retraces the footsteps of four Spanish explorers.


"Early the next morning many Caciques and chiefs of Tabasco and the neighbouring towns arrived and paid great respect to us all, and they brought a present of gold, ... [and] twenty women that were given us, among them one very excellent woman called Doña Marina, for so she was named when she became a Christian.

Geography of Spain

Geographically, Spain is bounded to the north by the Bay of Biscay, France, and Andorra; to the east by the Mediterranean Sea; on the south by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; and on the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. In the south west the 13km wide Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from Africa.

Spanish History

The history of Spain. Overview of Spanish History from Romans to actual time, through the Inquistion and Spanish Flag and Art. The history of Spain is one of the most fascinating in the world and Spanish history and culture has helped to shape the modern world into what it is today.

The Conquerors - Cortez

For more documentaries go to www.DocumentaryList.NET and support the site This documentary is a tour de force on the world's greatest battles and the fearless men who won them. From King David and El Cid to Napoleon and Marshal Zukhov's capture of Berlin, The Conquerors brings the terrifying rumble of tanks and the deadly arrows of conquest vividly to life.


A kid-friendly site to learn about different aspects of Aztec life.