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By: Jonathan Howard & Jose’ Ortiz
The Aztecs peoples for some reason or other
left their homes in Azlan an they where
located somewhere in North West Mexico.
They moved to moved to Anahuac. They
were wild and nasty . So they were driven
from one place to another which is also
called a nomad.
Tenochtitlan and the artifact is a
pottery ladies
A eagle on a catis
The Aztecs peoples for some
reason or other left their homes
in Atzla… somewhere in North
West Mexico. They moved to
Anahuac. They were to wild and
nasty. So they were driven from
one place to another also called a
They ended up in Chinampas. They made
it by making islands. They made them by
pilling up mud from the bottom of the
lake. Their was over 60,000 in the city
every day. It became an empire.
This is a shovel that they used.
The gods name was
Huitzilopochtli. He
told them by an eagle
perched on a cactus,
growing from a rock
or cave surrounded by
The term, Aztec, is a startlingly imprecise term to
describe the culture that dominated the Valley of
Mexico in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Properly speaking, all the Nahua-speaking peoples in
the Valley of Mexico were Aztecs, while the culture that
dominated the area was a tribe of the Mexica
(pronounced "me-shee-ka") called the Tenochca ("tenoch-ka").
At the time of the European conquest, they called
themselves either "Tenochca" or "Toltec," which was
the name assumed by the bearers of the Classic
Mesoamerican culture. The earliest we know about the
Mexica is that they migrated from the north into the
Valley of Mexico as early as the twelfth century AD,
well after the close of the Classic Period in
They were a subject and abject people, forced to live on
the worst lands in the valley. They adopted the cultural
patterns (called Mixteca-Pueblo) that originated in the
culture of Teotihuacán, so the urban culture they built
in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is essentially a
continuation of Teotihuacán culture.
By: Jose’ Ortiz & Jonathan Howard
By Irenee Nkera and Mario
The lay of the land in Tenochtitlan was
occupied by other adjacent islands. Which were
dominated by other Aztecs. The main streets
were wide as two Calvary lances. Some of the
streets had openings so that the water can
travel from one canal to another.
The temples were called teocalli- god houses.
The priests of the Aztec religion went to these
temples to worship and pray, and make
offerings to there gods to make them strong
and in balance.
Most of the artifacts were made out of wood.
The artifact were found by archeologists.
The Aztecs used irragtion to grow crops
throughout the year and made floating gardens
by filling shallow areas of the soil the soil trees
. They built exravagant palaces and a structures
city with canals forming parts.
By Mario Washington and Irenee
Believe in many gods
Precious feather
Fourth sun and the water goddess
Is the god of the great bear, of the night sky
Is the eighth ruler of the days, and is the water
A place for worship and sacrifice and perhaps
something linked to extraterres trails.
Rebecca, Kaylee
By Christina Peacock
Joanna Hayden
1. Upper Class Nobles
2. Farmers/Merchants
3. Serfs/Slaves
Aztec society was divided into classes. At the very top was
the emperor. Below him were the nobles and priests. Below
them were merchants, craftsmen, peasants and then slaves.
Merchants formed a class of their own. They lived in their
own areas of cities and their children usually married the
children of other merchants. Merchants who carried out
long distance trade.
There were also many craftsmen in Aztec society. Although
the Aztecs did not use iron and bronze some craftsmen
made jewelry from gold, silver and copper. Other craftsmen
made objects of obsidian, jade and semi-precious stones.
There were also feather workers who made things like
headdresses from feathers.
Most of the slaves were people who had committed a crime
and been sentenced to slavery or very poor people who sold
themselves into slavery. However Aztec slaves did have
some rights.
By : Joanna Hayden
Christina Peacock
By: Mary Fish
Sara Butt
Aztecs used writing systems that can be classified
into several types including: pictographic,
ideographic, logographic, syllabic, and
Pictographic: writing system that is designed to
“represent words, ideas, or groups of words,
ideas, or groups of words or ideas.”
Ideographic: writing systems represent words,
ideas or groups of same.
Syllabic: writing represents syllables with
Alphabetic: writing systems “ represent the
individual distinctive sounds of language.
They did not write letters. They used glyphs.
By: Sara Butt
Mary Fish
The language that the Aztecs spoke was called
Yes they grew corn ,chilli ,peppers, squash,
tomatoes, beans, and other kinds of food.
Yes they traded with sierra de la naraja or
YES THEY Used cacao beans.
Yes, they grew corn, chili peppers, squash,
tomatoes, beans, and other kinds of food.
Yes , they traded with Sierra de las Narajas or
present day Hidalgo.
Yes , they used cacao beans.
Sean, Sam, Noe Reh, Justin