MARRIAGE AND NEW BABIES
- At about 20, men married woman who were aged at 14-15, wich is obviously is completely different to now-a-days
- On the day of the wedding, the bride might ride piggyback on the matchmaker to her new home.
- At the wedding the brides and grooms coats were tied together, from that point they were married.
- the birth of a baby was a really big deal.The Aztecs welcomed all life. Unlike some religions, it did not matter whether it was a boy or a girl, both were treated equally
HOMES OF THE POOR AND THE RICH
- If you were rich you home maybe made out of stone or sun-dried brick.
- Each room in a rich house had a steam bathing room, they say it both cleans you but your soul too.
- The poor had a little house with a thatched roof.
- Furniture was limited for the poor in their little homes, on the floors they might have had a mat (if they were lucky.
- Even the poor had little small gardens.
- Aztec school offered a formal system ofeducation.
- All children attened school.
- School was free and teachers were highly respected.
- Being at school is tough. in modern schools we have break and lunch time, Aztecs did not have this.
- Singing and dancing was important not just for fun but because it is important to religious festivals.
- Boy and girls were educated seperatly in different schools.
- Girls learned about religion. They learned how to cook, sew, weave, and how to look after thier children.
- All children were tought history, religion, manners, correct behaviour, along with singing and dancing.
- Clothing varied quite alot depending on class.
- Upper class people wore clothing decorated with feathers and embroidery. they often carried fans also made of feathers.
- Common people were the opposite, in that was against the law for them to wear feathers or carry a fan.
- Common peoples clothing was very simple in comparison and if they were found to be wearing cloths not suitible for there class, they couldbe hung or drownd.