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  1. Journey To The New Land By: Jonathan Howard & Jose’ Ortiz

  2. Where did the Aztecs originally live?What prompted them to relocate? • 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.

  3. Where did they end up and why? Chose an artifact, which best represents this event? Tenochtitlan and the artifact is a pottery ladies

  4. The name of a god that was involved in the Aztecs relocation? A sign or a symbol? • Huitzilopoehtli A eagle on a catis

  5. WheredidtheAztecsoriginally live?Whatprompted themtorelocate? • TheAztecspeoplesforsomereasonorotherlefttheirhomesinAtzla…somewhereinNorthWestMexico. TheymovedtoAnahuac.They were to wild and nasty. So they were driven from one place to another also called a nomad.

  6. Wheredid they end up and why? Chose an artifact, witch you feel best, represents • 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.

  7. What was the gods name that told them to move from one place to another? • The gods name was Huitzilopochtli. He told them by an eagle perched on a cactus, growing from a rock or cave surrounded by water.

  8. History About Aztec • 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 ("te-noch-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 Mesoamerica. • 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.

  9. JourneyToTheNewLand By: Jose’ Ortiz & Jonathan Howard

  10. Tenochitilan By Irenee Nkera and Mario Washington

  11. What was the lay of the land? • 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.

  12. Aztec Temples • 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.

  13. Artifacts • Most of the artifacts were made out of wood. The artifact were found by archeologists.

  14. What were the Pros and Cons of settling in the middle of the lake? • 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.

  15. Tenochitilan By Mario Washington and Irenee Nkera

  16. Polytheism Kaylee,Rebecca

  17. polytheism • Believe in many gods

  18. Quetzalcoat • Precious feather

  19. Chalchiuhtlicue • Fourth sun and the water goddess

  20. Tezcatlipoco Is the god of the great bear, of the night sky

  21. Tlaloc Is the eighth ruler of the days, and is the water goddess

  22. Temple • A place for worship and sacrifice and perhaps something linked to extraterres trails.

  23. Polytheism Rebecca, Kaylee

  24. Social Order of the Aztecs By Christina Peacock And Joanna Hayden

  25. Who are the different members of Aztec society? 1. Upper Class Nobles 2. Farmers/Merchants (Craftsman) 3. Serfs/Slaves

  26. Description of Roles • 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. 

  27. Social Order of the Aztecs By: Joanna Hayden And Christina Peacock

  28. Communication By: Mary Fish And Sara Butt

  29. Did the Aztecs use any other forms of communication? Aztecs used writing systems that can be classified into several types including: pictographic, ideographic, logographic, syllabic, and alphabetic.

  30. Pictographic Pictographic: writing system that is designed to “represent words, ideas, or groups of words, ideas, or groups of words or ideas.”

  31. Ideographic Ideographic: writing systems represent words, ideas or groups of same.

  32. Syllabic • Syllabic: writing represents syllables with signs.

  33. Alphabetic • Alphabetic: writing systems “ represent the individual distinctive sounds of language.

  34. Aztec’s Writing • Hieroglyphics • They did not write letters. They used glyphs.

  35. Communication By: Sara Butt And Mary Fish

  36. What language did the Aztecs speak? • The language that the Aztecs spoke was called Nahuan.


  38. HOW DID AZTEC’S GROW FOOD AND WHAT WAS THEIR MAIN CROP ?DID THEYTRADE AND WITH WHOM? • Yes they grew corn ,chilli ,peppers, squash, tomatoes, beans, and other kinds of food. Yes they traded with sierra de la naraja or hildago.

  39. DID THEY HAVE A CURRENCY (MONEY)? • YES THEY Used cacao beans.

  40. How did Aztec’s grow food and what was their main crop? Did they trade and with whom? Yes, they grew corn, chili peppers, squash, tomatoes, beans, and other kinds of food. Yes , they traded with Sierra de lasNarajas or present day Hidalgo.

  41. Did they have a currency (money)? Yes , they used cacao beans.

  42. Aztec economy By Sean, Sam, NoeReh, Justin