Type
Word Search
Description

Funeral ceremony
Feast
Professor cowgill
Offerings
Tomb
Jaguar remains
Rubber balls
Jade statues
Mexico city
Sergio Gomez
Teotihuacan

The Olmec Civilization Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

chocolate
jaguars
jade
gods
obsidian
mica
mirrors
sculptures
ball games
stone heads
calendars
irrigation
pottery
religion
pyramids
san lorenzo
artists
civilization
mesoamerica
trade
mexico
guatemala

Mesoamerica Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Built large elaborate mounds used as tombs or for ceremonies Hopewell
Lived in villages that consisted of longhouses surrounded by wooden fences for protection Iroquois
150-200 feet in length covered in bark housing about a dozen families Longhouse
Groups of related families in the Iroquois tribe Clans
Helped to create an alliance of five groups called the Iroquois League Haiwathe
Tribe who depended on the buffalo for survival Plains Tribe
Constructed from buffalo skins stretched over poles Tepees
Established extensive farming society in the Southwest Anasazi
Was civilized prior to the arrival of the Spanish Mesoamerica
Known for the jaguar god, pyramids, hieroglyphics and astronomical calendar Olmec
Known for solar and ritual calendars, hieroglyphics and human sacrifice Zapotec
Known for gods with human and feline traits, no calendar or written language Chavin
Known for human sacrifice, pyramids, ritual, solar and long count calendars and hieroglyphics Maya
Warlike people, brought metal-working to Mesoamerica, first peopel in region to work in gold, silver and copper Toltec
Known for multiple gods, human sacrifice, worship of Huitzilopochtli, written and civil calendars, anwrd itten language Aztec
Capital of Aztec civlization, present day Mexico City Tenochtitlan
Leader of Aztecs Montezuma
Aztec god, according to Aztec folklore believed would return reincarnated and Aztecs thought Spanish were his followers Quetzalcoatl
Aztec god of war and of the sun Huitzilopochtli
Swampy artificial islands for farming crisscrossed by canals of the Aztecs Chinampas
Known for use of images of animals so large can only be seen from the air Nazca
Said to be the precursor to the Incas, centered on warfare and human sacrifice Moche
Abandoned city of Incas Machu Picchu
Way to record expenses Quipu
Major city of Incas Cuzco
Human sacrifice, polytheists, massive stone structures without mortar, over 24,800 miles of road Incas

Mayan Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a cultural region which is made up of Mexico and Central America. Some of the earliest civilizations in the Americas developed in Mesoamerica. MesoAmerica
the Native American name for corn. Maize
the earliest American civilization that emerged in the tropical forests along the Gulf of Mexico, which lasted from about 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C. Olmecs
tall stone monuments sculpted by the Mayans. These carvings preserve striking images of nobles, warrior and powerful rulers. They also represent the Maya gods. Stela
lies in the high plateau of central Mexico where after about A.D 1200, bands of nomadic people migrated to. Valley of Mexico
founded as the capital city of the Aztecs I A.D. 1325. Tenochtitlan
artificial islands made of mud piled atop reed mats that were anchored to the shallow lake bed with willow trees. Chinampas
clever, original and effective. Ingenious
payment from conquered people helped the Aztecs turn their capital into a magnificent city. Tribute
a city that dominated life in the Valley of Mexico from about A.D. 200 to A.D. 750. The city was well planned with wide roads, massive temples, and large apartments buildings to house a population of about 200,000. Teotihuacan

Maya Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

common religious practice sacrifice
belief in gods religion
important achievement of the Maya calendar
geographical area of the Maya Mesoamerica
Maya King, rich merchants, noble warriors upper class
This goup of people helped to build the temples and fought in battles. They were sometimes sacrificed. lowerclass
Maya citizens were very good at creating artifacts and jewelry out of ____________. jade
The Maya often played on ________________ ball courts. stone
______________________ Peninsula Yucatan
type of architecture (building type) of the Maya that were shaped like mountains temples
an ancient Maya city Palenque
among the first people to develop a math symbol for ______ zero
built _______________ for farming on mountain sides terraces
The Maya grew beans, squash, and _______________ (corn) maize
The Maya were located in central __________________. Mexico

Unit 4.2 Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

sidewalk acera
agriculture agricultura
right derecha
left izquierda
ancient antiguo
advanced avanzado
avenue avenida
neighborhood barrio
calender calendario
hunt cazar
city ciudad
civilization civilización
build construir
cross cruzar
city block la cuadra
from desde
turn doblar
building edificio
on the corner en la esquina
between entre
statue estatua
excavation excavación
across from frente a
to hasta
tool herramienta
modern moderno
monument monumento
object objeto
pyramid pirámide
plaza plaza
skyscrapers rascacielos
religion religión
ruins ruinas
straight derecho
traffic light semáforo
temple templo
tomb tumba

History of Mexico Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

aztecs
chief god
huitzilopochtli
itzamna
la venta
mayans
olmec
san lorenzo
teotihuacan
tres zapotes
xipe totec
yucatan

Countries of the World Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Argentina
Canada
China
Egypt
England
France
Germany
Hungary
Israel
Italy
Japan
Mexico
New Zealand
Nigeria
Peru
Russia
Scotland
Sweden
Thailand
Turkey

Mexico Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the offical name of Mexico United Mexican States
Snowcapped volcano is called Pico de Orizaba
The Yucatan Peninsula is known for Maya temples
The famous bandid of Mexico Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa real name Doroteo
Pancho Villa was a skilled horseman
The language of Mexico Spanish
What is the main Religion of Mexico Catholicism
Who is the patron saint of Mexico Lady of Guadalupe
An art of Mexico clay pottery
A word from both the Spanish and English Vocabulary chocolate
Type of architecture in Mexico mesoamerican
Cuisine of Mexico Tacos
Popular beverage of Mexico Mexican beer
Where did Pancho Villa retire Hacienda
How did Pancho Villa die Shot
Another form of art Wool Shawls
A main ingredient of Mexican food beans
Volcanoes on the west are called Sierra Madre
The National symbol of Mexico Eagle
Most popular sport in Mexico soccer
The Capital of Mexico Mexico City

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

Indus River Valley Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Evidence of advanced sanitation sewers
metal used by IRV civilizations bronze
first form of wheeled transport oxcart
evidence of boat usage canal
imported from China jade
Religious centers NOT found here temples
Government unknown due to lack of written _______ records
Change in this led to downfall climate
These were baked for making houses bricks
seasonal winds monsoons
carved stone used for stamping seal
mysterious civilization ended in 1300 BCE harappa
river home to two ancient cities indus
evidence of advanced engineerng warehouse
one of the world's earliest urban centers mohenjodaro