Aztecs Project Choice

Aztecs Project Choice

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  • The Aztec's Introduction
  • In 1235 A.D. , the Aztecs built a  a city on lake Texcoco. Now present day Mexico City. They built the empire on the lake, and called it Tenochtitlan.
  • New Mexico City
  • The Aztec's 4 Achievements/ Inovations
  • The Aztecs made floating islands on the lake to make more land. They later put homes, gardens, and temples on top. They staked large pieces of wood into the bottom of the lake and then poured mud in the middle to make a sort of man-made island.
  • Floating island
  • 1. Floating Islands
  • Unfortunately the Aztec's lake, Lake Texcoco was made out of salt water. So the Aztec's built aqueduct's to bring them fresh water. The Aztec's brought fresh water from the mountains with their aqueduct's. They drew the water through the aqueduct's to there empire.
  • Aqueduct 
  • 2. Aqueducts
  • Inside of Aqueduct
  • Water Flows Through here
  • The game is not necessarily considered soccer. More of a persecutor. The game included knocking a ball into a hoop over 20 feet high with only your knees, hips, or elbows.
  • 3. Soccer
  • The Aztec's children started in their home first. Girls learned chores and boys learned their father's trades. They were given very little food so they could learn to squelch their appetite. When the children grew 12 to 15 they went to school to learn ceremonial songs and the cosmology of their people.
  • School
  • 4. Universal Education
  • The Aztec's Jaguar Warriors
  • Jaguar Warriors were the most fierce warriors in the Aztec's army. To become one, you had to capture 12 people in two battles. They wore the animal skins of jaguars thinking they would give them the power of the animal. They carried wooden clubs with obsidian studs in them.
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