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6th grade_The Americas

6th grade_The Americas

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igloo
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Dome-shaped home made from ice and snow.
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Mesoamerica
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Land from the Valley of Mexico to Costa Rica
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Moche
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Dug canals to carry water from the Andes to desert farms
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Malintzin
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Women who helped Cortes defeat the Aztec
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Maya
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Civilization that came to a mysterious end by the A.D. 900's
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Iroquois League
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Onondage, Seneca, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga
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conquistadors
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Soldier-explorers sent to the Americas by Spain
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Pachacuti
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Built the largest empire in the ancient Americas
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Tenochtitlan (tay.NAWCH.teet.LAHN)
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A great Aztec city
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Anasazi
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Lived in apartment houses carved into cliffs
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sun-dried mud bricks
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What was adobe?
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using a land bridge called Beringia
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How do scientists believe people crossed from Asia to North America?
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to offer as human sacrifices to gods
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Why did the Maya seek captives in war?
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by acting bravely in war
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How could commoners in Aztec society join the noble class?
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by irrigating their crops
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How were people able to survive in the dry deserts of the Southwest?
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1492
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Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas in _____.
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The man who conquered the Aztec.
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Who was Hernan Cortes?
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by capturing Atahualpa
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How did Pizarro conquer the Inca?
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In a dense forest
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Where was the Mayan civilization located?
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constantly in search of food
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Hunter-gatherers moved _____.
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Northwest Coast
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Which Native American peoples occupied the smallest are of land?
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Subartic
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Which Native American peoples occupied the largest area of land?
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Eastern Woodland
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Which Native American peoples occupied land bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean?
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