Aztec Environment

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World History
Grade:
7

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Aztec Environment

The Aztecs built chinampas (artificial islands), Dikes (wall to hold back water) andaqueducts (carrys fresh water across Lake Texcoco)

The Aztecs first settled in the Valley of Mexico in the 1100'sThe Aztecs built Tenchtitian (ther new capital) in the middle of Lake Texcoco about 1325In 1470 they conqured surrounding landThey owned land spreading from the gulf of mexico in the east to the Pacific ocean in the west

If you lived in the Valley of Mexico, the Valley has a minimum altitude of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) above sea level and is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes that reach elevations of over 5,000 metres (16,000 ft).[4] It is an enclosed valley with no natural outlet for water to flow and a gap to the north where there is a high mesa but no high mountain peaks

The Valley of Mexico is pretty hot so if you were an Aztec you would probably wear something like this

SourceKarpiel, Frank, Kathleen Krull, and Grant P. Wiggins. My World History. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2012. Print.

Aztec Environment

sourceJacobs, Heidi Hayes., Michal L. LeVasseur, Kate Kinsella, and Kevin Feldman. Prentice Hall World Studies. Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005. Print

The Aztecs first settled on a hill called ChapultepecThe best farmland was located at the highland basin below the volcanoes

SourceKarpiel, Frank, Kathleen Krull, and Grant P. Wiggins. My World History. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2012. Print.

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