The Aztecs

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How do we know about the ancient Aztecs? How did the Aztecs write? What were the floating gardens of Lake Texcoco? How was the Aztec gamed called tlachtli like our game of basketball? This book explains how the Aztec people lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and some aspects of their history.

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Overview

How do we know about the ancient Aztecs? How did the Aztecs write? What were the floating gardens of Lake Texcoco? How was the Aztec gamed called tlachtli like our game of basketball? This book explains how the Aztec people lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and some aspects of their history.

Explains the various elements of the Aztecs, including their history, daily life, religion, cooking and eating, trading and transportation, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403487551
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Series: Understanding People in the Past Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Who Were the Aztecs? 4

How Do We Know About the Aztecs? 6

History in Pictures and Words 8

Aztec Government 10

What Were the Aztecs' Clothes Like? 12

Family Life 14

Growing Up and Going to School 16

What Did the Aztecs Believe? 18

Ceremonies and Temples 20

The Aztec Calendar 22

The City of Tenochtitlan 24

Floating Gardens 26

Aztec Homes 28

Cooking and Eating 30

Feasts and Fun 32

Sports and Games 34

Crafts and Trades 36

Buying and Selling 38

Aztec Merchants 40

Travel and Transportation 42

Early History 44

Building an Empire 46

Aztec Warriors 48

Aztec Warfare 50

Moctezuma the Emperor 52

The Spanish Conquistadors 54

The Fall of Tenochtitlan 56

New Spain 58

Time Line 60

Pronunciation of Aztec Words 61

Glossary 62

For Further Research 63

Index 64

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