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Box 3 The Aztecs

The Aztec box is useful as a means of studying ancient civilisations throughout the world. This box has a selection of costumes and artefacts which can be used as part of role play based activities as well as interpretive studies of different members of Aztec society.

Ideal for use with Key Stage 2, year 6

Key learning objectives

  • History: To enable pupils to explore what life was like for the Aztecs by handling costumes and replica artefacts, and by taking part in group activities.
  • Speaking and Listening: To encourage pupils to work efficiently as a member of a group, using speaking and listening skills.
  • Literacy: To explore Aztec life using books and pictures.

Box contents

  • Costumes include a red and orange theatrical costume, a woman’s tunica nd wraparound skirt and a man’s loin cloth and cloak.
  • Artefacts include statuette, an Aztec instrument, Bark paper, a Rainmaker’s stick, a Calendar stone and a death mask.
  • Resources include books, pictures and poster, Labels and information packs

Hiring a box

Collect on a Monday between 12pm and 5:30pm, and return on a Friday before 5:30pm.
Closed 1pm to 1.30pm.

To discuss your needs or to make a booking contact Alexandra Walker tel 01962 678199.