Art In History

Art in History - Aztec Learning Activity Kit

Join Art In History and explore the Aztec Empire by creating your own Quetzalcoatl Sculpture. Follow the Aztec civilization and learn the many contributions they accomplished, and the fatal mistake Montezuma II made by believing Cortez was the returning Aztec God, Quetzalcoatl. Travel with the Aztec as they move through Mexico looking for a sign of where to place their seat of government. Ultimately creating the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in Lake Texcoco. Theplace their seat of government. Ultimately creating the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in Lake Texcoco. The Empire extended from the Gulf of Mexico in the north to the Pacific Ocean in the south. Modern day Mexico City is located on the site of the Aztec Capital. The Aztec people are also known as the Mexica people. The word Quetzalcoatl is derived from 'quetzal' and 'coatl'. It means a combination of a brightly plumed tropical bird combined and a serpent. The Aztecs believed that Quetzalcoatl helped to create the sacred universe. Replicate the Aztec Quetzalcoatl Sculpture today and let the learning begin! read more