They had the first what? ____________________________________________ _______________
Now Click on Maya- Culture
Where did the Mayan live? _________________________________________
When did they live? _______________________________________________
Major accomplishments? ___________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________
How was Maya lifestyle? ___________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________
What was painted on their pottery? __________________________________
Their metalwork was made of _______________________________________
Where is the largest Mayan ballcourt? ________________________________
“Ballplayer” was among the ceremonial title of __________________________
Click Aztec- Culture
Where are they from? _____________________________________________
When did they live there? __________________________________________________________
List their major accomplishments: ____________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________
What was their lifestyle like? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________
(look at the picture) How would an Aztec ball player score points? __________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________
What was their art style? ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________
What were the offerings at Aztec ballgames? ___________________________ ________________________________________________________________
Now pull the head on the timeline from left to right and watch the areas light up in the map
(Click the back arrow/ Go back to main page)
Click the circle ‘Explore Game’
The first team sport in History began over ______________ ago in _____________________.
(click ‘Ball’) What did the Mesoamericans have that the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks did not ________________________. (watch and read about how rubber is made) What juice is added to the latex to give it extraordinary bounce? __________________________________. How long do they have to stir it for? _______________(click each ball answer these questions)
How big were the rubber balls? ______________________________________________
Where the balls hollow or Solid? _____________________________________________
What else did they make from rubber? ________________________________________
Were Mesoamericans the first to use rubber? __________________________________
Mesoamerican ballplayers entered the court dressed in the finest __________________ ________________________________________________________________________
Learn about their team Mascots
______________________ was commonly used to decorate ballgame equipment.
Help the player get dressed for the game
What letter are the courts shaped like? _______________________________________
Did women play? _________________________________________________________
What happened to the losers? _______________________________________________
How were the games then similar to the games we play now? _____________________ ________________________________________________________________________
Now you may Experience the Game Now go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/lost-inca-empire.html
The Lost Inca Empire
The Incan Empire stretched 2500 miles along what mountain range?____________________________
The Inca's engineering of __________________ and ____________________________ in mountainous terrain was one key to the expansion of the empire.
_____________ , which emerged as the richest city in the new World was the center in Incan life.
Money existed in the form of ________________. What things would they pay them in? ____________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
What ultimately lead to their demise (downfall)? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
Growth of the Empire
The Inca state's domain was unprecedented, its rule resulting in a universal __________________ —a form of ________________, a religion worshipping the sun, and a 14,000 mile-long _______________ criss-crossing high Andean mountain passes and linking the ___________________________________.
The Beginning of the End
With the arrival from ____________________ in 1532 of ______________________and his entourage of mercenaries or "_________________________”, the Inca empire was seriously threatened for the first time. Give a summary of the events after the Spaniards arrived.____________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
Inca walls show remarkable craftsmanship. The blocks have ____________________ ___ to hold them together yet stay tight because of their precise ___________________________________________.
Machu Picchu and Living at Heights
What remains of the Inca legacy is __________________, as the _______________________ plundered what they could of Inca treasures and in so doing, dismantled the many structures painstakingly built by Inca craftsmen to house the precious metals. Machu Picchu was discovered in ________. It was a place of worship to the ____________________, the greatest deity in the Inca pantheon.
Even with our ________________ mountaineering clothing and equipment of today, it is hard for us to acclimatize and cope with the ____________ and ______________________ experienced at the high altitudes frequented by the Inca. This ability of the sandal-clad Inca to ___________________________ __________________________continues to perplex scientists today.
How were Pizarro and his men able to conquer the world’s largest civilization? ____________________
The Incan population was reduced by _____________. ________________ culture, religion, and language rapidly replaced Inca life and only a few traces of Inca ways remain in the native culture as it exists today.