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Bingo Cards
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Obsidian
Slash and Burn Agriculture
Quetzal
Chinampa
Aqueduct
Absolute Monarchy
Andes
Mita System
Quipu
Basin
Dike
Terrace
hieroglyphic
observatory
drought
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Early Civilizations of the Americas Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The ____________ built Machu Picchu high up in the towering mountains. Incas
The Incas lived in the ___________, a mountain chain tht awinds along the western coast of South America Andes
_____, the Incas' capital city Cuzco
Incan government relied on a ____________to keep track of everyones responsibilities and tax payments. census
In the Incan culture, information such as births, deaths, and harvests were quipu
By building ________ in the steep slopes of the Andes, the Incas increased their terraces
The _______ believed that their god of war gave them a sign showing them Aztecs
The new Aztec capital, called ______________ was named after one of their Tenochtitlán
In the Yucatan Peninsula, the ________ established a great civilization. Mayas
Mayan farmers used a technique called _________________. slash-and-burn agriculture
Mayan farmers grew many crops, but ________ was their most important crop. maize
The Mayas created a system of writing using signs and symbols called hieroglyphics
The Mound Builders were Native American groups who lived in eastern North America and built earthen mounds by hand. Mound Builders
The ________ were one of the first Native American peoples of the Southwest. Anasazi
A __________ is a stone and adobe dwelling, often with many stories. pueblo
A round room called a ____ was used for special religious ceremonies. kiva
For centuries, the _____________ region was home to diverse groups of Native Americans Great Plains

The Maya Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The Maya built these on top of their pyramids temples
The Maya beleived that their priests and kings could ___ with the gods. communicate
The soil in the rainforests was ____. poor
Slash-and-burn agriculture is a farming method in which trees are ___ and the ash fertilizes the soil. burned
Most Maya people lived in _____, not near the center of the city. farmingvillages
The basic social unit in Maya society was the _____. extendedfamily
Feathers from this colorful tropical bird were traded by the Maya. quetzal
Temples were built on these so that they could be closer to the gods in heaven. pyramids
One of the most startling Mayan religious practices was _____. humansacrifice
One of the 2 reasons why the great Maya cities fell. warfare
One of the 2 reasons why the great Maya cities fell. drought
The Maya developed an advanced writing system that used _____. hieroglyphics
Carved glyphs that celebrate rulers and their deeds have been preserved on stone monuments called ____. stelae
The Maya developed three distinct types of ______ for religious festivals, farming tasks and historical dates.. calendars
The Mayan numbering system differed from the European system because it included a numeral for ____. zero
The Maya built these for observing the sky. observatories
The Maya did NOT have horses, oxen or _____ vehicles. wheeled
While today, Maya buildings plain, gray ____ structures, they were once brightly colored and decorated. stone
The Maya were excellent astronomers and plotted the movement of the sun, moon, and planets without the use of these. telescopes

Mesoamerican Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Having to deal with farming Agriculture
Worshiping more than one god Polytheistic
Study of space Astronomy
Floating garden Chinampas
Where the Aztecs lived Tenochtitlan
Calendar used for farming Solar calendar
Colored knotted cord Quipu
Landform where mayans lived Jungle
The incans had to _______ their land to grow. Terrace
The aztecs where conquered by ______. Cortes

Mesoamerica Word Search

Type
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Description

tikal
la venta
mesoamerica
anthropologist
causeway
appease
chinampa
conquistador
obsidian
dike
cenote
codex
basalt
maize
stucco

Ancient Empires Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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bees
glyphs
messenger
cords
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arrest
montezuma
atahualpa
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gold
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slash
farming
mountains
andes
ecuador
chile
bolivia
peru
mexico
disease
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pizarro
incas
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Maya, Aztez, and Inca Word Search

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Word Search
Description

Alpaca
Andes Mountains
Aqueducts
Aztec
Cuzco
Glyph
Hieroglyphics
Incan
Llama
Machu Picchu
Maya
Mexico
Montezuma
Peru
Pizzaro
Polytheism
Quipu
Sapa Inca
Tenochtitlan
Tikal
Yucatan Peninsula

Aztec Empire Word Search

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Word Search
Description

TLAXCALA
CAUSEWAY
CITY-STATE
CODEX
MAIZE
MESOAMERICA
NAHUATL
OMEN
PIPILTIN
SACRIFICE
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TLATOANI
ADOBE
AMANTECA
AQUEDUCT
CALMECAC
CALPULLI
CHINAMPA
CONQUISTADORS
EMPIRE
HUITZILOPOCHTLI
MACEHUALTIN
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MONTEZUMA
OBSIDIAN
OLLAMA
PICTOGRAPH
POCHETA
PYRAMID
TENOCHTITLAN
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World History Chapter 4 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Native American name for corn maize
first american civilization olmec
tall stone monuments stela
artificial islands made of mud piled atop reed mats chinampas
payment from conquered peoples tribute
earliest culture to leave their mark on Andean region chavin
capital of peru moche
a mixture of clay and plant fibers that become hard as it dries in the sun adobe
people who etched geoglyphs in the desert nazca
capital of Inca empire cuzco
collection of colored strings that were knotted in different ways quipu
leaders of the Inca village ayllu
made up of multifloor houses that were connected by doorways and ladders pueblo
large underground chamber used for religious ceremonies and political meetings kiva
heaping piles of earth and shaping them earthworks
a person of high rank and wealth distributes gifts to a large number of guests potlatch
unique political system Iroquois League

World Geography Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The exact latitude and longitude at which a place is found absolute location
High flat plains where the Andes are widest altiplanos
Located in south Ameria and drains the Amazon Basins amazon river
Mountain range running along the western edge of South America, world's longest mountain range andes
Latin American forces were led across the Andes to win independence for Chile and Peru argentinain dependendance
Dense continuous layer of leaves canopy
The Atacama desert is one of the ______ places in the world driest
A community of plants and animals that depends upon one another and heir surrounding ecosystem
An ____ is a place where a tide meets a river current estuary
Caused by hot weather and lack of rain making grass and wood dry forest fire
A _____ is a cowhand that rid the pampas herding livestock guacho
The pampas consist primarily of ______ grasslands
Cultural geography, studies human activities and their relationship to the environment human geography
Provided by navigable rivers hydroelectric power
Made up by oceans rivers lakes and other bodies of water hydrosphere
Led by Miguel Hidalgo mexican independance
Important waterway that cuts through the isthmus of Panama panama canal
Focuses on the study of earth's physical features physical geography
Occurs when large masses of rock are broken down into smaller pieces physical weathering
Lies between sea level and 2,500 feet tierra cailiente
Potatoes and barley grow at these elevations tierra fria
He southernmost latitude to receive the sun's direct rays tropic of capricorn
The Mato Grosso plateau is part of the ____ of South America valleys
A plateau formed from Hills and lower flatland in Argentina patagonia
Mountain range that many of the Caribbean islands are part of central highlands
Where plates have collided for millions of years pacific ring of fire
Parallel mountain ranges cordilleras
Haiti won its independence from France haitian revolt
Describe a lace's location in relation to another place relative location
a common phrase said at the end of a story the end

Pre-Columbian Americas Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Indigenous
Chinampa
Chacmool
Sacrifice
Tlaloc
Weaving
Maize
Tortilla
Codex
Hierarchy
Commoners
Nobles
Emperor
Warriors
Slaves
Yucatan Peninsula
Andes Mountains
Hieroglyphic
Tlacopan
Conquistadors
Battle
Tenochtitlan
Massacre
Conquest
Lake Texcoco
Famine
Captive
Colonisation
Discovery
Texcocans
Smallpox
Inca
Mayan
Aztec
Christopher Columbus
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