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Back to School: Aztec by Hapo57 Back to School: Aztec by Hapo57
Tadaaa, Aztec. Done just before midnight. OTL

School in the Aztec Empire

The Aztecs were among the first civilizations to enforce mandatory education for all citizens regardless of gender or class. Girls, boys and slaves were all educated. There were two tiers of education: that of the nobility, and that of the commoners. If a commoner demonstrated that they were exceptionally bright, they might have the option of attending a higher level of schooling. Most Aztecs were trained to be good citizens and strong warriors by performing a lot of labour around the city. They would learn history and religion at school. Girls attended school, but separate from the boys. They would learn more domestic tasks like managing the household and taking care of children, although some girls would stay in the temple studying to be priestesses rather than getting married. Upper class Aztecs would learn to read and write, astronomy, math, medicine, and religion. It seemed that there was some degree of choice in Aztec education: they could study to be artisans, farmers, or even professional athletes (to name a few). The nobility were expected to take high ranking jobs in government and religion.
Music was a very important part of Aztec education because it was very closely tied with religious rituals, so most students had some experience with it.

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signora-psyche Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Writer
THE CUTE. IT HURTS. :happybounce: 
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mephiles-joker Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
is so cute
>w<
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
How beautiful -CRYS TEARS OF JOY- The aztecs are my all time favourite people in the world!! <3 <3 I LOVE THEM!! THANKYOU SOOOOOO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS!! I hope you have a really really good life
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Hapo57 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you! I'm so flattered! You're too kind! :blush:
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hammers-in-jammers Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cutie! <3
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Geranger Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Finally we found one which allowed girls to go to school...

Slaves were educated too? Great! So slaves' education was included in the commoners'? Or they were educated separately?

I wonder how Aztec music like.
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Hapo57 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My sources aren't very clear. I would assume they would be educated alongside the commoners, but I could be wrong.
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STARLIGHT39 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
drownS IN OH MY GFUCKING GOD
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Hapo57 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how can you drown in god
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STARLIGHT39 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'M GOING TO PUNCH YOUR UTERUS
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