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Aztecs Print Page


This website includes visual presentations, games and more. Suitable for both student and teacher.


Monolithic Sculpture...

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Source: wikipedia.com.au

Aztec Men & Women

Aztecs Gods and Goddesses

Azetcs Links

Take a look at these websites for more information on the Aztecs:

  • Pre-columbian Aztec Collection
    photographs of Aztec tools and weapons
  • Mexicolore: Aztecs
    “Mexicolore is the only organisation in the United Kingdom that for the last 30 years has been devoted to promoting Mexico’s Aztec heritage, presenting it in a unique and extraordinary way.” (Minister Ignacio Durán, Cultural Attaché, Mexican Embassy, UK)
  • Encyclopedia Mythica
    Aztec Mythology
  • PBS: The Fall of the Aztecs
  • British Museum: The Aztecs
    Though this is more of a museum guide, it does have some background information and pictures.
  • British Museum: The Aztec Empire
    Explore the Aztec Empire - its people and society, gods and religious belief, symbols and writing, warfare and sacrifice, trade, art and more.
  • British Museum: The Aztec World
    An introduction to the world of the Aztecs through objects and materials, exploring topics including daily life, religion, trade and warfare. Learn about cultures such as the Olmec, Maya and Mixtec people as well as the Aztecs.
  • Library of Congress: Exploring Early Americas
    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress.
  • Aztec Culture: An Overview
    By Dr. Michael E. Smith, Arizona State University,
    © 2006, Michael E. Smith

    Source: Hunterdon Central Regional High School LibGuides


Middle and South American Colonisation

An extensive website by Jaime Cóttrill, a student of language and culture at the Universidad Internacional, Mexico. He consulted many experts and professors in his research.

The website of the four-part documentary series for BBC and PBS. Includes anOnline Learning Adventure


History Syllabus

Students learn about:

  • The origins of the society or period
  • Daily life of men and women in the society or period
  • Civics and citizenship in the society or period
  • Rights and freedoms
  • Beliefs and values of the people of the society or period
  • Impact of significant people and/or events
  • Contacts with other peoples
  • The legacy of the ancient, medieval and early modern world

Students learn to:

  • Identify the origins of the society or historical period
  • Describe how both men and women lived in the society or period
  • Describe the way in which the people of the society or period were governed
  • Describe the rights and freedoms of different groups in the society or period
  • Explain the beliefs and values of the society
  • Explain the impact made by significant people and/or events on the society or period
  • Outline the contacts that the society had with other peoples
  • Assess the legacy of the society or period for our world cultural heritage

Image: mexicolore.co.uk


The Aztecs and Maya


Inside the hidden empire


You Tube - watch the Aztec Empire


The Aztecs - Clickview


Books in the Library

We have twenty-one books in the library on the Aztecs, here are a couple. 

Cover Art
Life among the Aztec - Eleanor Hall
Call Number: 972 HAL
ISBN: 9781590181607
Publication Date: 2004-03-26

Cover Art
The Aztec and Maya World - Charles Phillips; David M. Jones (Consultant Editor)
Call Number: 972 PHI
ISBN: 9780754815754
Publication Date: 2006-02-07



Image: mexicolore.co.uk


Aztec symbols

Images: depositphotos.com

Mysteries of the Maya

Click here to check out the National Geographic images of the Maya.

Aztecs Clickview

These videos are saved in our Clickview online library. Click on the link to view.


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