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Ch 8: NMTA: Aztec & Inca Civilizations

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The NMTA: Middle Grades Social Science has been replaced with the NES: Middle Grades Social Science. As you prepare for this certification exam, review the history of the Aztec and Incan Empires with our brief video lessons.

NMTA: Aztec & Inca Civilizations - Chapter Summary

This chapter has been assembled to improve your understanding of the rise and fall of the Aztec and Incan Empires. In this series of short and engaging videos, watch our professional instructors as they discuss the following:

  • Rise of the Aztec empire
  • Everyday life in the Aztec empire
  • Civilization and culture of the Aztecs
  • Fall of the Aztecs
  • Everyday life in the Incan empire
  • Fall of the Inca
  • Geographic effects on the Mayans, Aztecs and Incans

After watching these videos, take the quizzes that accompany them to assess your understanding of the material presented. Make note of the topics that you haven't mastered and then return to those main points in the videos to reinforce your understanding using the video tags available in the timelines.

NMTA: Aztec & Inca Civilizations Objectives

The National Evaluation Series (NES): Middle Grades Social Science is a computer-based certification exam used to measure prospective educators' understanding of the social sciences. On test day you will be asked to complete 150 multiple-choice questions in a three-hour testing session. Half of these questions will test your understanding of history, including the history of the Aztecs and Inca. Use the videos and quizzes in this chapter to improve your understanding of the rise and fall of these two once great empires.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: NMTA: Aztec & Inca Civilizations
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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