The Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs (Primary/Secondary Source Analysis)

The Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs (Primary/Secondary Source Analysis)
The Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs (Primary/Secondary Source Analysis)
The Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs (Primary/Secondary Source Analysis)
The Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs (Primary/Secondary Source Analysis)
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This activity includes a mixture of five primary and secondary source documents related to the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs. These documents consist of both visual and textual sources. The visual sources include a painting and a graph, while the textual sources include quotes, an Aztec poem, and a summary. The incorporation of multiple types of sources makes the documents accessible to many different types of learners. This activity is meant to build students' analysis and interpretation skills. Additionally, the documents represent multiple viewpoints. This allows students to study the conquest through multiple lenses.

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Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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