19th century Aztec couple. The last of the great MesoAmerican cultures were the Aztec, they were a Nahuatl-speaking people, who in the 15th and early 16th centuries, ruled a large empire in what is now central and southern Mexico. The Aztec are so-called from the word Aztlán.
History for Kids: Aztecs, Maya, and Inca. Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk on "Teaching about the Incas." A good way to visualize the difference between Inca (South America), Maya (Central America) and Aztec (Mexico).
Squash, Beans & Corn The idea comes from the Mayans and Aztecs. Plant your corn or maize and then when that starts to show underpin with courgettes or other squash. Once the corn starts to take shape, plant beans - French beans are ideal, and they will grow up the corn. The beans help fix nitrogen in the soil and the squash keep the weeds down.
The History Detective topic for this activity is: The Aztec vs. The Inca. Students will read two articles about the groups of Early Americans, and then have to answer questions about the articles. They will have to use evidence from the text to explain their answers. Great for CCSS test prep! $