Religion was important to the Aztecs and the most popular Aztec gods were The Sun god, The Rain God, The Maize God and The God of War.
To honour the gods, the Aztecs sacrificed human lives. For important gods like the Sun God, they sacrifed a life almost every day for that one god for they were afraid if they did less, the sun would extinguish.
In our group, we made a replica model of an Aztec sacrificial room to remind us of what it might be like to live in those days. Lauren made all the body organs and the Witch Doctor. Horatio made some dead sacrificed people. Jack made some tables and pots to hold the body organs and Matthew researched what the organs might look like on the using kids books from the library so we could make them. We used the internet to get ideas too!
We chose this over other options because it looked really cool and fun! >:D In the class , we used materials like straw and márla. We encountered a few difficulties like trying to get the people to stand and to get the tables to stand.
We recorded our work by taking photos with a digital camera. We chose this activity because we all agreed to do it and we came up with ways to put it together. It was much more fun and more exciting than just writing a paragraph in a copybook by yourself.
In this activity, we learned lots about about the Aztec gods. Have a look at a close up photo of the finished model, it’s so cool cause we have loads of blood n’ guts in it & we really enjoyed making this part ooooh !! We even made the jars that stored the body parts and put miniture labels on them!:-)
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Created by Horatio, Jack Fld, Lauren & Matthew

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