mlklogo75Spanish 2A - Ancient Aztec Herbal Remedies


Mastery Objective: Students will use the internet to find out about Aztec Herbal Remedies, given a specific symptom.

 

Directions: Working in pairs, students will choose 3 illnesses from the list below. Students will find the Aztec herbal remedy for the symptoms described and write a doctor/patient dialogue describing the illness and cures.

 

 

 

Epilepsy 

 

Fever 

 

Flu 

 

Gingivitis 

 

 

Hair loss 

 

Headaches 

 

Heart disease 

 

Heart murmur 

 

 

Indigestion 

 

Insomnia 

Intestinal parasites 

 

Itchy skin 

 

 

Jaundice 

 

Laryngitis 

 

Lice 

 

Malaria 

 

 

Measles 

 

Memory loss 

 

Mental depression 

 

Nervousness & irritability 

 

Open wounds 

(cuts, etc.) 

Pain from bumps, sprains, contusions, twists rheumatism, gout and back pain 

 

 

Scarlet fever 

 

Sleeplessness 

 

Stomachache 

 

Sunstroke 

 

Tonsillitis 

 

Upset stomach 

 

 

Varicose veins 

 

Vomiting 

 

Acid reflux 

 

Alcoholism 

 

 

Anemia 

 

Appendicitis 

 

Arthritis 

 

Asthma 

 

 

Bronchitis 

 

 

Burns 

 

Chicken pox 

 

Cold 

 

 

Cold sores 

 

Conjunctivitis 

 

Cough 

 

Dandruff 

 

 

Diabetes 

 

Diarrhea 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Optional] Students will compare/contrast typical remedies recommended by doctors in the US with the Aztec remedies.

 

Resources: 

Ancient Aztec Herbal Remedies 

List of Symptoms -pdf 

Note-taking template

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