Britannica Kids: Aztec Empire by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc (Universal)
Released: Apr 21, 2011
Version: 3.0.1
Size: 193 MB
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Britannica Kids: Aztec Empire

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
Aztec Empire is the perfect app for learning about the rise of the ancient civilization founded by nomadic farmers to the reign of Montezuma II and eventual fall to Hernán Cortés in a really cool and interactive way. This app is suitable for children aged 8 – 14 and has been developed around Britannica’s exclusive curriculum-based content with high quality images, videos and interactive learning games.

What the reviews say about Britannica Kids Apps:

“Teachers and homeschooling parents can use it for review, as the basis for a unit study or to enrich lesson plans. In fact, anyone who likes to learn about ancient cultures will have fun with this app. Definitely 5 Stars!” – Cindy Downes, iPhone Life Magazine

“ …outstanding quality that Encyclopædia Britannica is known for.” - Adam Curry, The Big App Show

“This app is a well-rounded educational tool. The inclusion of some fun games and slick presentation make it one app you’d be happy to let your kids get their grubby mitts on your iDevice for” – Apps Magazine

“Encyclopædia Britannica launches new educational apps what a BRILLIANT idea !!!” – Positive Parents (

“…I have been seriously impressed with both the content and design.” – The iPhone Mom (

Coverage of the topic includes:

-Who Were the Aztec?
- Tenochtitlán
- Aztec Rulers
- Aztec Society
- Aztec Culture
- Religion and Beliefs
- Other Mexican Civilisations

Aztec Gods A-Z – featuring 12 different Gods including:

- Chalchiuhtlicue
- Chicomecóatl
- Coatlicue
- Huitzilopochtli
- Mictlantecuhtli
- Ometecuhtli
- Quetzalcóatl
- Tezcatlipoca
- TlalocTonatiuh
- Xiuhtecuhtli
- Xochiquetzal

Then the fun starts:

Map – With this amazing tool you can locate where you are anywhere in the world. Want to see the where the Aztec ruins are? It’s easy with our map tool, and you can use the zoom feature to see the location up close.

Jigsaw Puzzles, created from beautiful images of Aztec artefacts. Break apart the puzzle and have some fun by shaking your device (iPod and iPhone) and then sliding the pieces back into place to complete the puzzle - it’s not as easy as it looks!

Scramble images of Aztec art in The Magic Square game by shaking your device. Challenge yourself by re-arranging the squares to unscramble the image.

Brush off - brush the layers to reveal images of Aztec objects and then try to guess what they are – how many can you answer correctly?

Test your knowledge on the Aztec Empire with the Quiz feature - how much have you learned? But hurry: you must answer quickly as the quiz is timed!

Test your memory with the popular Memory Match game and match up the pairs!

Why not take your exploration into the Aztec Empire a step further and link to Britannica’s online services – Britannica Kids Online or Britannica Online – to continue your discoveries.

Try it today!

What's new in version 3.0.1
- Fixed issue running on iPod Touch
Our verdict: Good
  • + Britannica Kids: Aztec Empire is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 60% off its regular price.
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