Objectives and Strategies
Objective 8: To become familiar with the story of the Aztec Calendar, both the Civil Year and the Ritual Year.
Objective 9: To understand the significance of the Piedra del Sol or Sun Stone. Be able to identify the glyphs and their significance in the five rings that make up this magnificent piece of art.
Objective 10: To construct a Piedra del Sol, as a class project (Figure 6).
Strategies: This section of the curriculum unit may be easily handled through a class project designed to construct a large cardboard Calendar Stone Puzzle suitable for hanging as a permanent display at the School. Each class may be divided into groups of three or four students to handle different sections of the Calendar Stone. Each group would then be responsible to make a presentation to the rest of the class on what they have learned through research about their assigned section and to produce its assigned Calendar Stone Puzzle piece, appropriately colored and to the scale which was predetermined by the Teacher. When assembled, the Calendar Stone should be mounted and secured to the classroom wall or other authorized location.
Final Unit Evaluation: A multiple choice test is recommended.