Explore Aztec history and culture in this unit. Fun hands-on activities include drawing an Aztec sun, planting marigolds, using Aztec writing, designing a mask, and carving an Aztec design in soap. Online activities, worksheets, and coloring pages are included to reinforce the concepts. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.
Worksheets and Coloring Pages:
|Early Aztecs||(no rating)|
Learn about the history of the Aztecs and why they settled in a swampy, marshy land.
Learn about this great Aztec city and the people who lived there.
Learn about the islands where the ordinary people lived.
|Growing Food||(no rating)|
Learn about Aztec gardens.
When the Aztecs got sick, they would purchase herbal medicines from apothecaries.
Learn how the Aztecs used spears to fish.
Learn how the Aztecs prepared their food on an open hearth.
|Making Clothes||(no rating)|
The Aztecs were expert weavers and made cloth for their clothing.
Learn about Aztec schools.
|Aztecs and Cortez||(no rating)|
Learn how the Spanish conquered the Aztec people.
|All About the Aztecs||(no rating)|
Explore Aztec history, life, and culture at this interesting website.
|Aztec Calendar||(no rating)|
At this site, your child can see today's date and his or her birthday on the Aztec calendar.
|Under the Aztec Sun||(no rating)|
The Aztecs considered themselves to be people of the sun. Your child will draw his or her own version of an Aztec sun.
The marigold was a sacred herb of the Aztecs and was used to decorate their shrines and temples.
|Aztec Writing||(no rating)|
The writing of the Aztecs was a picture language. Have your child make a poster using Aztec writing.
|Aztec Mask||(no rating)|
Your child will create his or her own Aztec mask.
|Aztec Soap Carving||(no rating)|
The Aztecs were master craftsmen and carved many intricate designs. Your child can carve his or her own Aztec design in soap.
|Aztec Numbers||(no rating)|
Can your child write the Aztec numbers up to 20?
|Ancient Aztec Temple||(no rating)|
"Walk" through this ancient Aztec temple and explore the grounds.
|Aztec Places||(no rating)|
Print the map and have your child label it with the Aztec locations.
|Where Did the Aztecs Live||(no rating)|
Print this map and label it with the modern day countries and landmarks.
|Aztec Coloring Pages||(no rating)|
Have your child choose some of these coloring pages to color.
|Moctezuma's Palace||(no rating)|
Watch this interesting video about the discovery of Moctezuma's Palace.
|Aztec Noisemakers||(no rating)|
Listen to the sounds of Aztec whistles and other noisemakers.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: