A new series of teaching materials for students of the Aztec writing tradition is aimed at encouraging them to “write” by writing music, poetry and other creative forms.
A team of artists and teachers from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas launched the series last month and hope it will encourage students to write music, dance, theatre and other musical works, according to the Tamaula’s state-run Radio Televisión de la Tecnología (RTTE).
In a blog post on the project’s website, the teachers describe the materials as a “museum of the music and writing of the ancient Aztec people”.
The idea is to promote creative writing as a means to a better understanding of the culture and society of the people who inhabited Mexico from about 10,000 to 15,000 years ago.
The new series is aimed squarely at younger students, says Jose Antonio Hernandez, a teacher at the TAMAULIPAS state primary school in Mexico City, who co-ordinated the project with his fellow teacher Antonio Fernandez.
“They [the students] want to read, to listen to the music, and write poetry,” he told CBC News.
“It’s a way to have fun.
They’re not very creative and they don’t have many resources in terms of materials to write poetry.”‘
You can’t just go to a book store and buy a set of instructions’The new materials are designed to encourage students “to create their own music and write lyrics”, says the blog post.
The materials aim to encourage creativity in all forms, including singing, singing music, singing poetry, writing poetry, drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, drawing drawings, photography and drawing.
The series was originally launched by the TAPTA de Síntica (Tamaulografía Autóstico de Televisuales), a Tamauli-language radio station, in 2017.
The site is currently working on a new collection of music and poetry that will be used as part of the curriculum for secondary schools and university-level classes in the province.
In 2017, TAPTE published the first part of a new curriculum for Aztec students, which includes a series of musical exercises designed to help students express themselves through their musical compositions.
The audio series was created as part a project on the history of music in Mexico, and includes interviews with artists and scholars, as well as music teachers and performers from around the world.
In its blog post, the TAPEZ group said the new materials were designed to stimulate the creation of a musical history, and that they will help the students become more creative.
“This is a very new project.
We hope that this new series will help them learn more about the music of the past, so that they can create their music in a more effective way,” said Enrique Salinas, the project coordinator for the TEPTALTE group.
The music is “really important for them because the Aztecs are considered the original creators of the art form and they were the first to make a writing instrument,” said Salinas.
In the TEMU de Tamauzo, a state-supported, independent writing program that focuses on the Aztes, a student is expected to write three to five lines of music for three to four hours a day.
“In writing the music for a song, it’s really important to have the words in a specific order, because you cannot just go anywhere and buy them,” said Juan Carlos, a former teacher at TEMUI who is now a music teacher in Mexico.
“It is very important to know the musical structure and to understand the word order.”
The music classes are not free, but they are open to all Aztechees in Mexico and the US.
In 2018, a special musical course was offered in the state of Oaxaca.
Students can take a music class online through the TEMAILO website.
The state-funded educational portal is open to anyone in Mexico with a valid Aztec identity card.