The Aztec Background
By Katie and Pedro
• The Aztecs had no professional army that fought for them
•The Aztecs were located in Tenochtitlan, in Mexico City.
•The empire was founded and expanded around 1428.
•Schools- children that went to school were noble children. Girls and boys went to separate schools.
•Clothing- the women wore a skirts. The men wore loincloths and sleeveless poncho.
They built huge monuments that would take months even with today’s cranes
The Aztecs also were the first to worship only four gods!
The Aztecs had many beliefs. They believed the sun fought darkness every night and rose to save mankind. They believed the earth was flat. They believed that if they fed the sun blood, it would rise. They also believed in 13 heavens and 9 hells.
Sacrifice was one of the main events in the Aztec religion. Priests made human sacrifices to make the sun god happy.
Spears and lances
Bows and Arrows
Tlachli is a game they played that was like basketball
Maize is a type of corn the Aztecs ate
This is the map of where the Aztecs were located
Cortez conquered the Aztecs in the end
- Their sport they played was Tlachtli which was a ball game between 2 teams using a rubber ball
- Winning team chose one player on the opposite team to be sacrificed