7-W3.1.1-Describe the characteristics that classical civilizations share such as institutions, cultural styles, and systems of thought that endured for several centuries. 7-W3.1.2-Using historic and modern maps, locate the major empires of this region, describe their geographic characteristics, and propose a generalization about the relationship between geographic characteristics the development of early empires. 7-W3.1.3-Compare and contrast the defining characteristics of a city-state, civilization, and empire. 7-W3.1.5-Describe the major achievements of the empires in this region in the areas of art, architecture, science, technology, political ideas, philosophy, and military strategy. 7-W3.1.6-Use historic and modern maps to locate and describe trade networks among empires in this, and other regions. 7-W3.1.7-Use a case study to describe how trade integrated cultures and influenced the economy within empires. 7-W3.1.8-Describe the role of state authority, military power, taxation systems, and institutions of coerced labor, including slavery, in building and maintaining empires. 7-W3.1.9-Describe the significance of legal codes, belief systems, written languages, and communications in the development of large regional empires. 7-W3.1.10-Create a time line that illustrates the rise and fall of classical empires during the classical period.
Unit 15 Writing Prompt
Explain how the Maya, Aztec, and Inca were alike and how they were different.