Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 41: Cortes the Killer? (4/13/11)

AIM: The historians of 2016 will track the video of Henan Cortes and decide if this is a fair portrayal of his conquest over the Aztecs.

Step 1: Read these directions out loud. Today you are going to watch the video on Hernan Cortes and his conquest of the Aztecs. While watching the video I want you to think about two important ideas the video brings up. Why does the video portray Cortes the way it does, do you believe that Cortes was not sure about wanting to kill the Aztecs like the video shows?

The people in the film only speak English because the video was made for an English speaking audience. Cortes spoke Spanish and Moctezuma only spoke his Aztec native language. Dona Maria was the only one who could speak both languages.

Step 2: Watch the video on Hernan Cortes. There is six parts to is. When one part ends, make sure to play the next part.

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Part 5:
Part 6:

Step 3: Turn in your question answers to the guest teacher.

Homework: The guest teacher will pass out the homework for you. For you homework tonight you're going to be creating new symbols for different concepts.

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