It's 1444 A.D. and we are in what will be Mexico.
What do you have in your hand?
It is a Cochineal beetle that produces a red dye.
What are you holding?
I'm holding freshwater from the channels that brought it here.
The Aztecs lived in the 13th to the 15th century. They lived on an island in the south-central region of Mexico.
Where do we get our food from?
The Aztecs invented red dye made from a type of beetle called the Cochineal. They used it to dye clothes red.
What is ollama?
They made channels of water, especially around Tenochtitlan, to carry fresh water to there. They had do this because of the amount of people and the fact that there was only salt water around there so they had to bring fresh water.
What is that, who is that, and how do you become one?
You can become one by capturing 12 prisoners within 2 consecutive battles.
The Aztecs build floating gardens because they didn't have enough room on there island, so they built the extra land.
We get our food off man-made islands called "floating Gardens."
The Aztecs played a game like soccer called ollama.
It is a game that is kind of like soccer.
The Jaguar warriors were in the military, they used wooden swords with obsidian glass blades as weapons, and to get into it you had to capture 12 enemies in 2 consecutive battles.
They are the Jaguar warriors, they are in the military. That is a wooden sword with obsidian glass blades.