Oh, dear. It's 1519 and Spanish king Carlos V is facing budget cuts. This means that Spain can only invade the Incan OR the Aztec empire. So, he sends a letter to the leaders of the Aztec and Incan empires in which he asks if they have any thoughts about which empire he should invade.
Students take the role of the leader of one of the empires, reflect on why their empire is a poor choice for invasion and the other empire a great choice, and then write a letter justifying their decision.
Criteria to be evaluated are: physical geography, social and class characteristics.
This hour-long activity includes:
- Instructions and name / period page
- The letter from the Spanish government to the imperial leaders
- An organizer in which students note the factors that might influence the king's decision
- Instructions and space for the letter from the imperial leaders to the Spanish king.
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