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Aztec Empire (5:13)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:00 What did Aztec society have in common with ancient Greece?
  2. 02:59 What was the Triple Alliance, and in what context did it develop
  3. 03:34 How did the system of city-states help Hernando Cortes conquer the Aztec Empire?
  4. 04:08 The author of the video describes the Aztec Empire as advanced. What evidence does the author give for this claim and is the author’s argument convincing?
  5. 05:01 How did Aztec political communities differ from Maya political communities?