Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Human Sacrifice in the Aztec culture - 4/22/2015

Essential questions and big ideas:
Is American culture as violent as the Aztec culture?

1. What evidence do we have that the Aztec Empire was violent?

2. Reading - Aztec Sacrifice

3. DISCUSSION - Are we as violent as the Aztecs?

HW: Blog Post #8
Answer the following questions using 1-3 sentences each:

1. In your opinion, what was the most interesting thing you learned today about Aztec sacrifice rituals?

2. There is evidence that the Aztecs could be considered a violent culture (they killed up to 20,000 people per year in human sacrifice rituals). Is there evidence that our American culture is violent? If so, what evidence can we find in our government? Our entertainment? Our sports? Our video games? Our news?

3. In your opinion, is America too violent? Would we be better if we were nicer?

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