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The Aztecs

on October 19, 2017

Last week in 5th class we learned about the Aztecs. We worked in pairs and completed brilliant projects,on them! There were quizzes, PowerPoints, posters, scratch animations and prizes. It took us three days to finish presenting them. We all learned something new from every presentation. Here are some interesting facts. Huitzilipochtli was there most important god. He was the god of sun and war. Human sacrifices were part of the Aztec’s daily life. They played a game called Tlatchi, it was a mix of modern football and basketball.   

  We did diary entries in creative writing based on the life of an Aztec. People wrote about farming, houses and the god’s temples. Some people wrote about seeing the emperor. Others wrote about the sacrifices and people in the city . Ms O’Connor made the paper we used look old and crumbled by tea staining it. We wrote in the past tense so it would be like we wrote it in the time of the Aztecs.

  
 For our Aztec art Ms O’Connor gave us plain masks and we had to paint them so it represented an Aztec God.Some Gods were the God of sun and war, the God of love, the God of rain, the God of darkness and the God of magic. When we were done painting Ms O’Connor called us to the back of the room in twos or threes to decorate our masks with beads and feathers.

  
In drama and PE we played games like Tlatchi. Another game was were we had to use our bodies to make letters like A or T. Finally we made glyphs with our bodies. This was more difficult. Some we amazing and others were cleverly mastered.

  
We really enjoyed learning about the Aztecs in all the different subjects.

  
Ailsa and Tom


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