Assign this text to deeply engage your students!

Actively Learn provides free ELA, science, and social studies digital content—short stories, primary sources, textbook sections, science articles, novels, videos, and more—and embeds them with standards-aligned assignments to assign immediately or customize for your students.

Whether you’re looking for “The Tell-Tale Heart,” The Hate U Give, “The Gettysburg Address,” or current science articles and simulations, Actively Learn is the free go-to source to help you guide your students' growth in critical thinking all year.

Teaching Tenochtitlan

Tenochtitlan

The Aztec people lived in central Mexico hundreds of years ago. Their capital was called Tenochtitlan. This amazing city was built on an island near the western shore of Lake Texcoco. Parts of the city could only be accessed by boats or beautiful bridges. There were busy markets, flowers growing everywhere, and a vibrant culture.\n\nScholars believe that the city was founded in 1345 C.E. For nearly 200 years, it was the center of Aztec civilization. More than 200,000 people lived there, making it the most populated city in the empire.

Actively Learn Staff
Ancient History Encyclopedia

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What details about Tenochtitlan illustrate that the Aztecs had a complex society and culture?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, WH.05 - Intensified Hemispheric Interactions (1000-1500)

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
Assign this text to your students for free!