Complete document for all three sessions of Maya, Aztec, and Incan civilizations. This is a large file and should be downloaded (right-click on link) and viewed in Adobe Reader.

Session 3: Exploring Cultural Landscapes

The cultural landscape reflects the ideas and beliefs of a place’s inhabitants. The cultural landscape includes shelter, religious and government buildings, monuments and more. In this learning activity students develop and refine the skill of interpreting images to support hypotheses. As a result of this activity, students will uncover the similarities and differences among the civilizations of the Americas.

Key Questions

  • How have different cultures shaped their cultural landscapes?
  • How does the cultural landscape provide evidence of human interaction with the environment?

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Lesson with attachments This is a large file and should be downloaded (right-click on link) and read in Adobe Reader.

Lesson without attachments


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WH1.11a Teacher Resources

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