ERIC Number: ED349235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Two Visions of the Conquest. Grades 9-12.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
The Spanish conquest of Mexico provides the context for this unit, designed for use with students in grades 9-12. It is intended that students will learn about the process of writing history and ways of assessing various historical accounts, and background about the Spanish conquistadors and the vanquished Aztec Indians. The unit contains four lessons. The first lesson teaches students that writing about a historical event, even from an eyewitness point of view, is quite difficult and often problematic. In the second lesson students learn the history of the Spanish conquest through a slide presentation of Indian and Spanish art. The third lesson teaches students that bias can affect historians' ways of seeing, and that one ought to study (if possible) historical texts written by various authors in order to acquire a better sense of historical events. Finally, a fourth lesson is provided for teachers to evaluate student progress. It is suggested that the lessons could be used in world history or language arts Background reading and recommended resources; and (3) Model curriculm standards. (DB)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, High Schools, Historiography, History Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, World History
SPICE--STANFORD Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($23.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers: Aztec (People); Mexico; Spaniards
Note: Latin America Project.