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ERIC Number: ED421405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Visions of History: The Aztecs and the Spanish.
Nunez, Lucia
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Spain