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A Garden Inspired by the Aztec Calendar

“The kids recognized the symbol of the calendar, but they never really knew what it was. The one’s that were more fascinated were the parents, because they had grown up their whole lives with the Aztec calendar but never really knew what it meant,” said El Paso teacher Carlos Aceves.

As part of his science curriculum, Mr. Aceves planted a biologically diverse garden at his school based on the teachings of the Aztec calendar. But test-based teaching models has forced Aceves to modify his lesson plans.

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