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This is my keynote presentation about the Aztecs. I did this project during quarter 2 social studies. SCIS Pudong campus

This is my keynote presentation about the Aztecs. I did this project during quarter 2 social studies. SCIS Pudong campus

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • BY SIDDHARTH S. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • BY SIDDHARTH S. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • BY SIDDHARTH S. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • The Aztecs BY SIDDHARTH S. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Shanghai Community international school The Aztecs BY SIDDHARTH S. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Shanghai Community international school The Aztecs Social Studies BY SIDDHARTH S. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Shanghai Community international school INDIGENOUS PEOPLE The Aztecs Social Studies BY SIDDHARTH S. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Shanghai Community international school The Aztecs Social Studies BY SIDDHARTH S. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • 1 Video Clip 8 Trade 2 History 9 Religion 3 Artwork 10 $$$$Currency$$$$ 4 Food 11 Education 5 Living Arrangements 12 The end of the Aztecs 6 Clothing 13 Bibliography 7 Sport and Games 14 This is where the story starts.... Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • CONTENTS 1 Video Clip 8 Trade 2 History 9 Religion 3 Artwork 10 $$$$Currency$$$$ 4 Food 11 Education 5 Living Arrangements 12 The end of the Aztecs 6 Clothing 13 Bibliography 7 Sport and Games 14 This is where the story starts.... Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • History The Aztec’s were a Group of people who came into the Valley of Mexico during the 12th and 13th century A.D. They rose to be the greatest and most powerful in the Americas till the time the Spaniards arrived. Little is known of the Aztecs, because they did not keep a written record. Their History was past on by story. The Aztec’s first town/capital city was The city they built was called Tenochtitlán, it was in the city of Tenoch. THe growing of the the city started fast soon they had a strong army and all the intelligence they needed. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Artwork The Aztec’s were fierce warriors but were also skilled in writing , arts, and crafts. They used drawings to tell their History and religion. All Aztec craft workers made unbelievable jewelry and pottery. They crafted an Aztec calendar with the Aztec sun and the Aztec god in the middle and signs of the days and weeks around the god and the sun. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Food The Aztec’s loved food. Their favorite food is sweet corn. they also made round flat cakes called Tortillas for scooping up meat or spices. The Aztec’s especially liked spicy foods topped hot chili peppers. They’re favorite drink was Hot chocolate. They made it with boiled and crushed coca beans then Flavored them with vanilla or honey. The rich drank in a marble cup with a golden straw. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Clothing The Aztecs could tell how wealthy someone was by looking at their clothes. Most people wore clothes made out of cactus fibers while the rich people wore long robes made with cotton and sandals. Women wore shawls and brightly colored head dresses and men wore plain old tunics. Warriors wore Special clothing for bravery. The best were eagles or jaguars. Only the King was allowed to wear feathers or jewelry. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Living Family was the most important thing to the Aztec’s. The father was the head of the family taking all the responsibilities. He had to look after the family. His wife looked after the house. Aztec Children were carefully brought up.They always had to obey their parents. Why? Because then the children would get CRUELLY punished. From the age of 7 many Aztec boys went to school. They studied History, religion and how to use weapons. The girls mothers taught them how to do housework Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Sports and Games The Aztecs liked many games. One of the their most famous games was Tlachtli. It was a ball game that was played between teams using rubber balls. The court was shaped like a capital I. One person on each team would have to shoot the ball into a hoop high over their heads using their knees without using their hands. The hoop was placed on opposite walls at the center of the court. In a way this game is combined soccer and basketball. The team that made the first basket won the game. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Trade Aztec merchants were called pochtecas, and they were the ones that brought in so many Fabulous things to the Tlatelolco Market. Some common items being shiny golden jewelry, Fluffy feathered caps, tortoise shell cups, spices, and cocoa beans. Merchant life was hard and very dangerous Because they had to travel long distances and visiting foreign places. They lived in a separate part of the city, had their own laws, and own temples to worship their own gods, there most woshiped god was one of these gods being Yacatecuhtli, or 'Lord Nose which was the god of merchants. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Religion The Aztec’s worshiped many god and goddesses. The 4 main gods were Centeol the god of corn, Tlaloc the god of rain, Hitzilopochtli the god of war, and Tonatiuh the god of the sun. The Aztec’s held ceremonies for the gods they had these to please them.They believed the gods would bring bad things to happen to them. The biggest buildings in an Aztec city were the temples built to the gods. Sacred places stood at the top of pyramids. Every day people went to the temple of Tenochtitlan to be sacrificed to the god of the sun. They thought that it was an honor to be sacrificed in this way Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Currency Do you know what the Aztec currency was? It was chocolate!!! Yes the rich creamy stuff you eat almost every week. Why was chocolate the Aztec’s currency? Chocolate was their currency because it was had This currency was most often used in local markets, at which one could buy tools, clothes, and for a good price. They were also crazy for gold. They used gold for trading and buy thing just like they would use chocolate. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Education Children of rich Families attended a calmecac, a school for children that was attached to the temples god and goddesses. Both Girls and boys went to separate calmecac schools. The children learned to live, to govern, and to understand the history and ways of their kind, under strict guidance. At fifteen (15), boys attended either a calmecac or a cuicacalli. The calmecac was commanded by priests who taught religious subjects. Calmecac pupils also had very religious duties, as well as history,astronomy, poetry, and writing classes. The cuicacalli was a military school. All boys were trained in war and there was great fights-between the schools. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • The End of the Aztec’s This was followed by the event of The Night of Sorrows. Fearing for his safety, Cortes tried to flee to Tlatcala but was stopped by Aztec guards who fought and killed about 150 Spanish soldiers and almost 2,000 natives with Cortes barely escaping. It was said the Spanish carried so much gold stolen from the siege so they drowned in the many canals around the main city. The Spanish revenged with their siege on Tenochtitlan which ended on the had its end on the 13th of August 1521. That was the end of the Aztec’s. Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Bibliography The Aztec’s http://library.thinkquest.org/27981/merport.html http://library.thinkquest.org/27981/sports.html The Aztec’s; 2000; Ganeri, Anita;Steak-Vaughn company. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxN3he3p354 http://www.crystalinks.com/aztechistory.html http://library.thinkquest.org/27981/school.html Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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  • Thanks For Watching!! Wednesday, February 4, 2009
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2009