Beginning with the Olmecs and Zapotecs, this episode traces the Aztec takeover from the north, their military conquests, and their sacrifices to the sun god. It also covers Aztec ingenuity in the construction of garden sites on swampy ground, and achievements such as a public education system, a calendar, and mathematical innovations. Students learn that human civilization began to take form once nomads learned to farm, and that the Aztecs developed staple crops that are common today. They also learn about Aztec religious beliefs and why the Aztecs welcomed Hernan Cortes as a god rather than a military leader who would eventually destroy their civilization.
Author the time compass
Publication date 17 / 09 / 2021
License The original license is kept.