Native Americans: Aztec
Students can learn about the Aztec history, culture, and gods. Included are videos, maps, and photographs. Two eThemes resource on Native American culture and chocolate are provided.
Students can read this encyclopedia entry on the Aztec. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Elementary students in the United Kingdom put together this site. Students can look at drawings and take quizzes.
This site has ten fast facts about the Aztec civilization and numerous links to additional websites. NOTE: Some of these links are broken. NOTE: This site includes ads and leads to sites with ads.
The Conquest of the Aztec Empire
This page is part of a larger tutorial on "The European Voyages of Exploration."
Windows to the Universe: Aztec Mythology
Students can learn about the different Aztec gods and how they relate to astronomy.
Students can learn about the Aztec calendar. NOTE: The site includes ads.
AncientWeb.com: Ancient Mexico
This site has images and textual content about the ancient cultures of Mexico. Students can also explore other cultures. NOTE: The site includes ads.
PBS: Aztec Youth
Watch a video of an "Aztec Dance." Video requires RealPlayer.
Read about the Aztec life and the Aztec Empire.
Montezuma and the Aztec people had a sense that the destruction of the Aztec empire was not far off. Find out about the Aztec conqueror, Cortes.
Explore the map that shows three important cities in the Aztec empire.
PBS: How Art Made the World
View photographs of Aztec artifacts.
This site has information on Aztec "Farming and Agriculture," The Arts," "Conquest by Cortez," and much more.
Modern History Sourcebook
This site has an Aztec account of the conquest of Mexico.
Early Written Records of Mesoamerica
Students can read about the history of codices in the Aztec, Maya, Mixtec, Borgia, and Colonial cultures within the Mesoamerican landscape. NOTE: This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
eThemes Resource: Native American Culture
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.
eThemes Resource: Chocolate
These sites cover many aspects of chocolate, including the history of chocolate, cacao plantations, how chocolate is made and why many people crave chocolate. Also includes a virtual tour of a chocolate factory as well as photos, illustrations, interactive games and audio and video files.
eThemes Resource: Ancient Western Civilizations
Explore the ancient civilizations of the Maya, Inca, Aztec, Cahokia, and Anasazi. Includes pictures, audio clips of music, and 360-degree virtual realities.