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Huitzilopochtli
cuidad
Tenochtitlan
templos
lujosas
soldados
regalos
magnifica
ejercito
capital
azteca
Moctezuma
Cortes

Aztec Word Search

Type
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Description

Aztec
calpulli
causeways
chinampas
codex
conquistadors
Hernan Cortes
mesoamerica
Moctezuma
Quetzalcoatl
sacrifice
Tenochtitlan

Viviana y su gran aventura mexicana- Cap. 1-2 Crossword

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1. Los Jiménez tienen ____ de explorar la Ciudad de México. ganas
Los aztecas lucharon en una _______ contra sus enemigos. guerra
Hay cien años en un _____. siglo
Alejandro le _____ el anillo mágico a Viviana. dio
El color de la sangre es ______. rojo
Viviana oye la tristeza en la _______ de una amiga triste. voz
-Me _____ Alejandro- Dice el joven mexicano. llamo
Coyolxauhqui es una _____ enojada. diosa
Los aztecas ______ a muchos de sus enemigos. mataron
Cuando Daniel fastidia mucho a Viviana, ella dice:- ¡______ ya! basta
Los aztecas ofrecieron la _______ de sus víctimas a los dioses. sangre
Tenochtitlán es la _______ sagrada de la civilización azteca. ciudad
Coalicue era la diosa de la ______ y la muerte. vida
Los españoles destruyeron el mundo azteca; el ____ de esta cultura tan rica es muy triste. fin
El contrario del fin es el _____. principio
Viviana tuvo un gran ______ cuando Daniel saltó de la canasta. susto
Coalicue llevaba una falda de serpientes y un collar de _____. corazones
De acuerdo con la cultura azteca, Tezcatlipoca fue el primer ______ al principio del mundo. sol
Al principio, los dioses aztecas ________ humanos imperfectos. crearon
Los aztecas hicieron guerras para capturar humanos para sacrificios. Esta guerras se llamaban "las guerras ______" floridas
Viviana está muy impresionada con el _____ de la creación azteca. mito
Huizilopochtli es un dios muy ______. violento

Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs Crossword

Type
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Description

The Spanish arrived in Mexico in 1519
The capital city of the Aztecs was tenochtitlan
The children of Spanish and Aztecs were called... mestizos
The leader of th Spanish was called Hernan... Cortez
The leader of the Aztecs at the time of the invasion Moctezuma
The Spanish soldiers were called Conquistadors
The last Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc
Date of The night of sorrows June 201520
The Spanish allied with the... Tlaxcalans
"Protector of the indies"- Father ... de Las Casas Bartolome
The Aztec god of the sun Huitzilopochtli
When Cortez first arrived the Spanish though that he was... Quetzalcoatl
the Aztec empire fell in... 1521
The main Aztec temple was called the Temple... Mayor
The Aztecs were made slaves through the ... system encomienda
The Spanish translator was called La Malinche
The Spanish spread diseases such as smallpox, mumps,... and measles Typhus
The Spanish religion Christianity
The capital city of the Aztecs was in lake... Texcoco

Aztecs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Floating gardens chinampas
Sun God Huitzilopochtli
Rain God Tlaloc
God of death Mictlantecuhtli
Aztec City Tenochtitlan
A practice the Aztecs did Sacrifice
Aztec currency cacao beans
God house Teocalli
Aztec King Moctezuma II
Goddess of drought Atlacoya
God of the earth Tlaltecuhtli
God of fishing Opochtli

Early Americas, Aztecs, and Incas Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

masonry
Francisco Pizarro
Atahualpa
llamas
Quechua
Pachacuti
codex
Moctezuma II
Hernán Cortés
conquistadors
causeways
Popol Vuh
observatories
Pacal
obsidian
maize
Mesoamerica

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

Aztec Empire Word Search

Type
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Description

TLAXCALA
CAUSEWAY
CITY-STATE
CODEX
MAIZE
MESOAMERICA
NAHUATL
OMEN
PIPILTIN
SACRIFICE
SMALLPOX
TLATOANI
ADOBE
AMANTECA
AQUEDUCT
CALMECAC
CALPULLI
CHINAMPA
CONQUISTADORS
EMPIRE
HUITZILOPOCHTLI
MACEHUALTIN
MEXICA
MONTEZUMA
OBSIDIAN
OLLAMA
PICTOGRAPH
POCHETA
PYRAMID
TENOCHTITLAN
TOLTECS
TRIBUTE

Spanish Conquest of The Americas Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A region where North and South America meet, and now includes modern day countries such as Guatemala and Mexico. Mesoamerica
Corn; grown typically in Central or South America. An important Aztec food. maize
A highly contagious disease brough to the Americas by the Europeans. The indigenous people had no immunity to this deadly disease and more than 90% died from it. smallpox
A natural body of water (lake) within the valley of Mexico. LakeTexcoco
A pottery fragment usually unearthed as an archaelogical relic. Also known as potsherds. sherd
A water supply system constructed to convey water over a long gradual slope. aqueduct
A god that is a guardian of protector of something in particular. For example, Chicmexochiti was the patron god of artists. patrongod
The capital city of the Aztec Empire, built in the centre of Lake Texcoco. Tenochtitlan
The exposure of multiple layers beneath Earth's surface so archaelogists can study the artefacts of a site. statigraphy
A small, floating piece of fertile land used for agriculture. chinampa
Aztec emperor who reigned during the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan. Montezuma
The offering of a crop or killing of a live animal or person to please a god. sacrifice
The art of decorating something with small pieces of coloured materials such as glass, stones, tiles or shells. mosaic
A road built across a broad body of water or wetland. causeway
A term used to refer to the soldiers and explorers of Spanish or Portuguese Empires in a general sense. Literally, it means 'conqueror'. conquistador
The Spanish conquistador who invaded Aztec territory and took the city of Tenochtitlan. Cortes
Payments, such as goods or services, made by one nation to ensure protection by another. tribute
A glassy, black rock that is formed by cooling lava. obsidian
In Aztec context, the name given to a document written by the Aztecs, which uses mainly pictures to tell a story. codex
A symbol or image used to represent words. glyph

Spanish Conquistadors Word Search

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Balboa
Cabot
Vespucci
Magellan
Cabral
Tuscalusa
Narvaez
Motecuhzoma
Veracruz
Puerto Rico
Columbus
Hispaniola
Fountain of Youth
Tampa Bay
soldier
Mississippi River
Native Americans
Coronado
Gold
Mexico
Quetzalcoatl
Inca
Aztec
Tenochtitlan
La Florida
explorers
Spanish
De Soto
Ponce de Leon
Cortes
Conquistador

APUSH Period 1 Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A system where encomenderos would offer protection and Catholicism for labor. Encomienda System
He was an encomenderos. In the Mid-1500s, he came to see his encomienda and saw the inhumane treatment and abuse the encomienda system promoted. He started petitioning the King of Spain to institute laws that would protect natives against abusive practices. Bartolome De Las Casas 
It put regulations on inhuman practices.   New Laws of 1542 
About 91% of all of them died from diseases that were being brought over to the Americas from Europe. Native Americans
It was a process of transferring plants, animals, diseases, and people between the Old and New Worlds. Columbian Exchange
He was given 3 ships (the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria) by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. He arrived at the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. By 1494, he decided to “subjugate by force of arms” the Taino, Arawak, and Carib people.  Christopher Columbus
They married and merged Castile and Aragon unifying Spain and stopping the encroachment of the Moors (Reconquista). They also funded Christopher Columbus’s voyage to America.   Ferdinand and Isabella
Spain went to the Pope because they were scared Portugal would try to take their territory. This treaty, in 1494, divided the world between Spain (having the western hemisphere) and Portugal (having land east however Portugal technically had Brazil). They didn’t ask the native people or anyone else in Europe for that matter. Treaty of Tordesillas 
The night Moctezuma drove Cortes from Tenochtitlan.  Noche Triste
In 1680, Pueblos revolt against attacks on their religion, killing priests and destroying Catholic missionaries. Spain lost control of Santa Fe and Mew Mexico for 50 years.  Pope's Rebellion
It was a belief that the Spanish only killed, tortured, and stole in the Americas while doing nothing good.  The Black Legend
In other words, it is corn cultivation, (in 6,000 BCE) domesticated crops and animals, led to civilization, and ended nomadic lifestyle. It was majorly significant to South America.  Maize
It was a practice of growing beans, corn, and squash together. It improved diet and also led to large populations.  Three-sister Farming
It was the 1st European nation to send explorers around the west coast of Africa.  Portugal
It taught people had to be constantly on defense against temptations. Europeans also wanted to share this with others around the world and became a major reason for exploration.  Christianity
The 3 main reasons many colonists wanted to come to the New World. Gold, God, Glory
It allowed sailors to sail with or against wind and made it capable for Europeans to now sail south toward Africa.  Caravel
The bridge that got the earliest Americans between 11,000 and 35,000 years ago from Asia. It was created during the Ice Age.  Beringia Land Bridge 
One of the causes of exploration, He was an Italian adventure who travelled to China, lived there 17 years and wrote a book that described the wealth and products of China.   Marco Polo
First European to see Pacific by crossing Panama in 1513 (claiming all land for Spain).  Vasco Nunez Balboa
An animal brought from Europe that changed the Indians way of life.    Horse
Started in Spain in 1519 with 5 ships, led the 1st successful European circumnavigation of globe in 1522. Ferdinand Magellan
From 1513 to 1521, he explored Florida seeking gold and the “fountain of youth” but unfortunately didn’t find either of those.  Juan Ponce De Leon
In 1509, he went to the Caribbean because of wealth and titles. In the 1520s, he failed to conquer the Inca Empire In 1533, he founded Peru. Eight years later, he was killed by a fellow conquistador named Diego de Almagro.  Francisco Pizarro
From 1539 to 1542, helped with the Inca defeat and explored in Southeast U.S. seeking for gold. He discovered the Mississippi River. He mistreated the Indians and died of fever and wounds. His people threw his body in the Mississippi River.  Hernando De Soto 
In 1519, he entered Aztec capital and discovered their rituals and wealth. He kidnapped Moctezuma, killed 100s of natives, but Spanish ended up running for their lives. He teamed up with other natives to defeat Aztecs. By 1521, he defeated the Aztecs.  Hernan Cortes
Person of mixed European and Indian ancestry.  Mestizos 
Their capital city was Tenochtitlan. They had a warrior culture and are well known for their rituals (human sacrifices). They lived in central Mexico.  Aztecs
They were located in Peru and Andes Mountains. They built road networks, terrace farming, and quipu.   Incas
They were located in Peru and Andes Mountains. They built road networks, terrace farming, and quipu.   Mayas