Aztec Contributions to Our World

Join CultureALL Ambassadors Dawn (Xochiquetzalli) Martinez Oropeza and Juan Carlos Romero as they explore the contributions of the Aztec (Mexica) people, including the Aztec Calendar.

Workshop Description

Aztec CultureThrough this interactive workshop, Dawn and Juan Carlos will focus on Aztec history and their contributions to Mexican culture, as well as their connections with nature, astronomy, and the arts. Dancing and drumming will reinforce these teachings. Students will learn several words in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, which is still spoken by 1.4 million people in Mexico. Students will experience the wholeness of the Mexica society a traditional blessing dance which reinforces students’ knowledge on the four seasons and the movement of the planets.


Workshop Details:

Ambassador Dawn Martinez Oropeza & Juan Carlos Romero
Region/Culture Mexico (Aztec)
Subject(s) Social Studies, History, Language Arts, Dance, Visual Arts
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min
Room Set-Up Open space with room for students to dance