Use the map to show students where the Aztecs lived in modern-day Mexico. Have students use the compass to describe where the Aztec people lived. Show the students an image of Tenochtitlan and ask them to think of possible advantages and disadvantages to living in a city that looked like this. Tell more about the city of Tenochtitlan and explain that the Aztec built causeways and floating gardens to increase arable land. The city also served as a great market where the Aztec traded a wide variety of goods. The Aztec people had a hierarchical structure and their daily lives depended on where they were on the social scale. Tell more about the kinds of clothing that were worn by the different classes and show the various images. Display the next two images and have students discuss what they see. Next, tell students about education in the Aztec civilization. Ask students to reflect on the differences between education for boys and girls. Tell students about the Aztec religion and explain what a polytheistic religion is. They had two very important gods, namely the god of war and the sun, and the god of rain. They believed that they could keep their gods happy by doing certain things, and making certain offerings to the gods. Some of those offerings were also sacrifices of animals or humans to ask the gods to forgive them for whatever they did wrong.