Lesson Plan

Ancient Aztecs

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Is it a calendar? A religious symbol? A political statement? One thing for certain is that Aztec sun stone designs remain an important symbol in Mexican cultural art. Young artists craft their own Aztec Sun design incorporating ideas associated by a study of the history of the Aztecs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Coordinate the project with the study of the Aztecs in social studies classes
Classroom Considerations
  • Instructor should have models and be prepared to demonstrate the project
  • Requires additional time to collect and set up materials
  • The three-page packet includes a list of needed materials, guiding questions, and a six day plan
  • Links are provided to an image reference packet and a rubric/check list
  • The referenced Aztec history packet is not included in the resource
Common Core