Ideas and Resources to support a Primary Project about Aztecs using the Internet.


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These hands-on activities are designed to encourage children to find out about different aspects of Aztecs.

Each Activity Sheet is designed to print out onto an A4 sheet of paper.

(N.B. - if your printout does not fit onto a single sheet of A4 paper try adjusting the font in your browser's preferences file or reduce the scale in your printer-driver software.)


1. Mapping

1.a Print out the Aztec Map activity sheet.

Can you find out the names of the countries, lakes and seas shown on the map?

1.b Print out the Aztec Places Map activity sheet.

Can you find out the names of the places marked on the map?

Use the Links page to find the information.


2. Word Search
Print out the Word Search activity sheet.

Can you find 20 words connected with Aztec?
There are clues on the activity sheet.

Use the Links page to find other places on the World Wide Web where the words are used.


3. Aztec Day Names
Print out the Aztec Day Names sheet

Can you find out what the days were called?

Use the Links page to find a place on the World Wide Web where you can choose to see a date in Aztec glyphs (signs).

4. Time Line

Print out the Time Line activity sheet.

Can you place the people and events in the right place on a time line?

Use the Links page to find other places on the World Wide Web which can tell you when the people lived and when the events happened.


5. Aztec Numbers
Print out the Aztec Numbers activity sheet and the Aztec Maths activity sheet.

Can you work out what method the Aztecs used to count and provide answers to the sums?

Why not write your own Aztec Maths activity sheet for a friend to complete?

Use the Links page to find other places on the World Wide Web where there are Aztec codices showing the Aztec counting system.


6. Aztec Society
Print out the Aztec Society Pyramid activity sheet.

The Great Speaker was the most important person in Aztec society and slaves were the least important.

Fill in the spaces in the pyramid with drawings of characters from different levels in Aztec society.

Use the Links page to find other places on the World Wide Web where there are pictures of different types of people.


7. Picture Quiz
Print out the Picture Quiz activity sheet.

Can you find out who or what is in each picture and why they are famous?

Chose one famous person from Aztec times and write about when they lived and why we know about them today.

Use the Links page to find other places on the World Wide Web where their pictures can be found.


8. Aztec Crafts
Can you find out about one type of craftsman or craftswoman ?

Use the Links page to find other places on the World Wide Web to find information about crafts.


9. Aztec gods
Print out the Aztec gods activity sheet.

Can you find out the name of the god who matches each description and draw a picture of him or her?

Use the Links page to find other places on the World Wide Web where there are pictures and information about Aztec gods.



A full index of the activity sheets (and the answer sheets) can be found on the Activity Sheet Index page.

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