Ch 7: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Aztec & Inca Empires

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Brush up on your understanding of the civilizations of the Maya, Aztec and Inca peoples in preparation for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam. These video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes will help you prepare for exam questions on these topics.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Aztec & Inca Empires - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to refresh your knowledge of the rise and decline of the Aztec, Incan and Mayan civilizations as you study for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam. Our videos offer information on the following topics:

  • Life in the Aztec civilization
  • The rise and fall of the Aztec empire
  • The culture of the Incas
  • The defeat of the Incas
  • How geography influenced the Aztec, Inca and Maya civilizations

You can watch these lessons anytime, on a computer or mobile device. Each video includes a timeline that links back to the lesson, making it easy to revisit key points. If you still have questions, you can contact the instructor for additional information.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Aztec & Inca Empires Chapter Objectives

Michigan requires the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam as one of the conditions for licensure to teach social studies at this level. The exam is divided into seven subareas, and questions on the material this chapter covers are in the subarea on world history, which makes up 18% of the test's total score.

These lessons help you develop an understanding of the civilizations of Mesoamerica and South America as you prepare for the exam. The self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson let you assess your knowledge and see where you require additional review before exam day. Like the MTTC Social Studies exam, these quizzes consist of multiple-choice questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Aztec & Inca Empires
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Rise of the Aztecs

1. The Rise of the Aztecs

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the great Mesoamerican civilization, the Aztec Empire. Then, you will be able to test your understanding about Aztec history with a brief quiz.

Life in the Aztec Empire

2. Life in the Aztec Empire

Experience a day in Aztec Empire and explore the capital city Tenochtitlán in the Valley of Mexico. Then, test your understanding about this powerful military state with a short quiz.

The Aztecs: Civilization & Culture

3. The Aztecs: Civilization & Culture

A mythical origin, an intricate political and social system, impressive accomplishments, bloodthirsty gods, and a violent clash of two cultures - watch this video to learn more about the interesting history of the Aztecs!

The Defeat of the Aztecs

4. The Defeat of the Aztecs

In this lesson, you will explore the defeat of the powerful Aztec Empire, and then test your understanding about the Aztecs, the Spanish conquest of Mexico, and empires in Central America.

Life in the Incan Empire

5. Life in the Incan Empire

In this lesson, you will be able to experience a day in the life of a subject of the Incan Empire, an advanced civilization of South America. Then, you will test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Defeat of the Inca

6. The Defeat of the Inca

In this lesson, you'll explore the history of the great Inca Empire and the conquest of Peru by the Spanish. You'll also learn how the great Inca Empire met its end.

Effect of Geography on the Maya, Aztec & Inca Civilizations

7. Effect of Geography on the Maya, Aztec & Inca Civilizations

In this lesson, you will explore the jungles of the Yucatan, the high valleys of Mexico, and the peaks of Peru as we examine how geography shaped the civilizations of the Maya, Aztecs, and Inca. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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