In this activity, students will examine 7 documents concerning Cortes’s expedition to Mexico and will be asked to analyze factors that led to the successful conquest of the Aztecs.
This assignment relies on the ACE and ABCDE methods. A power point to introduce this methods is available for free from this store.
This assignment includes introductory level scaffolding for key skills such as sourcing, corroboration and using evidence as part of the response. (8 pages)
A second version has been included which also has the scaffolding removed so that it may be given as a traditional DBQ. (6 pages)
This activity is aligned to the new AP history rubrics (effective fall 2017)