Fortnite and the History and Culture of the Aztec Empire

This class is an introduction to the history and culture of the Aztecs – using Fortnite!

Season eight of Fortnite included Aztec temples, pyramids, and shrines, as well as subtle references to Aztec culture, with their weapons, gods, and sports. We’ll explore all of these aspects of Aztec culture in the context of the Fortnite game.

What you’ll learn

  • Explain the basic origins of the Aztec peoples..
  • Describe Aztec warfare (including weapons, armor, and tactics), and how this compares to Fortnite..
  • Explain the different types of structures (temples, houses, etc.) you might find in an Aztec city..
  • Describe the basic agricultural practices of the Aztecs..
  • Name some of the Aztec gods that may have inspired some tools and skins in the Fortnite game..
  • Recount the fall of the Aztec empire at the hands of the Spanish Conquistadors..

Course Content

  • Aztec Origins and Civilization –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Aztecs Origins and Civilization –> 1 lecture • 17min.
  • Aztec Religion –> 1 lecture • 14min.
  • Aztecs and War –> 1 lecture • 17min.
  • Virtual Tour of the Sunny Steps in Fortnite –> 1 lecture • 13min.

Fortnite and the History and Culture of the Aztec Empire

Requirements

  • None.

Season eight of Fortnite included Aztec temples, pyramids, and shrines, as well as subtle references to Aztec culture, with their weapons, gods, and sports. We’ll explore all of these aspects of Aztec culture in the context of the Fortnite game.

 

Part 1 – Aztec Origins and Civilization

Who the Aztecs were

Where they lived

How their empire formed

The climate they lived in

Their agricultural practices

The architecture they had

 

Part 2 – Religion

An overview of their religious practices and beliefs

Xipe Totec (God of Vegetables)

Quetzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent God)

Huitzilopochtli  (Hummingbird/Sun God)

Mictlantecuhtli (The God of Death)

 

Part 3 – War

Their battle tactics compared to Fortnite

Armor of the different classes

Weapons used in battle

 

Part 4 – Virtual Tour in Fortnite: Battle Royale

The Aztec temples in Fortnite

The noble houses in Fortnite

Bath in Fortnite

Sundial in Fornite

The Aztec setting (similarities and differences)

 

By the end of class, students should be able to: Explain the basic origins of the Aztec peoples. Describe Aztec warfare (including weapons, armor, and tactics), and how this compares to Fortnite. Explain the different types of structures (temples, houses, etc.) you might find in an Aztec city, and compare/contrast those with the structures found in the “Sunny Steps” map in Fortnite. Describe the basic agricultural practices of the Aztecs. Name some of the Aztec gods that may have inspired some tools and skins in the Fortnite game. Recount the fall of the Aztec empire at the hands of the Spanish Conquistadors.