The Aztec's and the Spanish Encounters lesson

The Aztec’s and the Spanish Encounters

The Aztecs and the Spanish Encounters is a lesson plan that allows students to explore the thoughts and feelings of both sides during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. This lesson plan provides an opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of what it was like for both sides during this time period.

The lesson begins with an overview of the Spanish invasion, including how they arrived in Central America and their initial encounters with the Aztecs. Students will then be asked to read primary sources from both sides to gain insight into their perspectives. After reading these sources, students will be asked to create either a storyboard or infographic that illustrates their understanding of the events that took place.

This activity encourages critical thinking, comprehension and creativity as students work together to analyse and interpret information from various sources. It also allows them to develop empathy by putting themselves in the shoes of those who lived through this event in history. Through this activity, students can gain a better understanding of how different cultures interact with one another and how conflicts can arise when two cultures clash.

In conclusion, The Aztecs and the Spanish Encounters is an engaging lesson plan that encourages critical thinking, comprehension and creativity while allowing students to gain insight into what it was like for both sides during this time period in history. By analysing primary sources from both sides, students can develop empathy for those who lived through this event while also gaining a better understanding of how different cultures interact with one another.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include critical thinking, comprehension and the creation or either a storyboard or infographic.
Estimated lessons:2-3.
Ages11-14 years.
Format PDF.

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