How the Aztecs decided to build there capital city where they did.By: Meena Kha

How the Aztecs decided to build there capital city where they did.By: Meena Kha
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  • Today we're learning about Aztecs capital city: Tenochtitlan
  • Why did the Aztecs build their capital city in a middle of a lake?
  • You know that's a very good question Jacob, I have a story to tell you about that topic.
  • Son that's a long story. Let me tell you all about it.
  • Dad, why did the Aztecs build their capital city in a middle of a lake.
  • Son, Do see this Mexican flag? Well they build their capital city on a lake because they saw an eagle standing on a cactus eating a snake on a lake.
  • Well dad, how did they build a city on a lake? What did they build there houses on? And how did they farm?
  • That's cool, what else do u know about the capital city.
  • The Aztecs mad these pieces of fertile land called chinampas. They build houses, buildings, and planed crops 
  • Thanks dad!
  •  The Aztecs brought wooden stakes and placed it in the lake than they laid rocks, that's how they started building their capital city.Later on Tenochtitlan became a beautiful city. About 100,000 people lived there. The city had lots of marketplaces. In the center was the emperor's palace and the great temple, which was a step pyramid.
  • Today we're learning about Aztecs capital city: Tenochtitlan
  • Thanks Mrs. Layla.
  • That's why they build there capital city and how they built it.
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