ERIC Number: ED421405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Visions of History: The Aztecs and the Spanish.
This unit is guided by the question "How is history constructed?" In this unit, middle to secondary school students explore a variety of accounts of the clash of cultures that occurred between the Spanish and the Aztecs. Students examine a variety of primary sources and analyze the various perspectives presented. The six activities include: (1) "The Letters of Hernando Cortes"; (2) "The 'True' History of the Conquest"; (3) "The Florentine Codex"; (4) "Songs of Sorrow"; (5) "Danza de la Conquista"; and (6) "The Aztecs and the Spanish in Diego Rivera's Murals." Each activity is introduced with background information for the teacher and includes student resource materials. A closure activity ends the unit. (EH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Area Studies, Foreign Countries, International Relations, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Latin Americans, Multicultural Education, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Spanish Culture, World History
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lausen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013; telephone: 800-578-1114.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Spain