AZTEC CULTURE By Donna Youn Aztec culture originated in present-day Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado. Education was for everyone despite your class or gender, but boys were taught more than girls. Girls would learn how to cook, care for a family, crafts, and ways to run the home. Boys learned how to trade, fight, and leadership skills. In the mid-teens, girls would either be sent of to marriage or stay in a temple and work. For children of nobles, their branch of education was the Calmecac. They would be educated as priests, teachers, doctors, and leaders. The rest of the other children would be telpochcalli, they learned more about culture, religion, and trades. Entertainment for the Aztecs was a ball game, ullamaliztli. It had a very religious aspect, the losing team would have to be sacrificed, because the ball represented a head and if the ball touched the ground, it was game over. The only way to win was to get the ball in the hoops on the side of the walls. When they were sick with a disease, they would call a religious healer and a medical scientist. If they died, they were either cremated or buried depending on their family's choice.
AZTEC GOVERNMENT <ul><li>Even though you were born into your class, you could change your class. </li></ul>Aztec culture originated in present-day Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado. Tlatoani, ruler of the city was on the top of the social structure of the pyramid. Below that, was the nobles, priests, career-warriors, and the tax collectors (administrators). After that, was the soldiers, farmers, and slaves. BY: Donna Youn
Aztec Food <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Maize or corn was very important in the diet of the Mexicas (the people of the Aztec empire.)It probably came into common use in Mexico.The Aztecs made great use of corn which could be ground into flour and used to make tortillas.The Aztecs used the tortillas to make tacos,tamales and even drinks.Nowadays, corn can also be used in candy, to feed cows and cattle, to make boxes and even sticky tape.Aztecs also at squash and beans as well as tomatoes, chillies, limes,nuts,potatoes, and CHOCOLATE!The Aztecs saw cocoa beans as highly valuable and even used it as currency!They made chocolate with peppers and spices since Aztecs did not use sugar.A similar hot drink to the hot chocolate made before is still found in Mexico today that contains chocolate and corn.It is known as atole. </li></ul>
Aztec religion <ul><li>The Aztecs worshiped a war god who demanded human blood and sacrifice from his followers. Tonatiuh, the sun god, would need human blood and sacrifice in order to rise each day and fight the never-ending battle between light and darkness. In oder to get sacrifices, there would be battles to capture prisoners to sacrifice.The main idea is that Aztec religion was focused on how humans,god,and nature itself connected and influenced them. </li></ul>
FUN FACTS <ul><ul><li>Nahuatl (also called Aztec) was the language that the Aztec spoke.and was a system of hundreds of pictures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cocoa Beans were sometimes used as currency. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>War was important in their culture so all boys were trained to fight. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TIFFANY AMARO IS PART AZTEC. Her grandmother spoke the aztec language. </li></ul></ul>