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A VIRTUAL CONQUEST WEBQUEST

INTRODUCTION

Counterfactual or Virtual History is an attempt by Historians to isolate and evaluate factors that contributed to History. By asking the question, " What if" an event or factor had not existed would the path of History still been the same.

As a Time Travelling Historian, it is your mission to return to the Ancient City of Tenochtitlan in the year 1520. You must be wary of Aztecs and Spanish as both are known for their violence. You must also make sure your Smallpox vaccination is up to date.

 

TASK

The year is 1520, the place Tenochtitlan, centre of the Aztec Empire. Your task is to navigate the city, gathering information about the city and its inhabitants and their reactions to the white invaders .You must also observe and listen to the Conquistadors to find out about their motives and plans. Under no circumstances are you to attempt to interfer and change the course of History.

You must gather all necessry knowledge in order to evaluate the most significant causes of the current conflict . Your report to the Virtual History Board ( class) will be a presentation of what you have found and whether the elimination of any factors could change the course of History.

 

PROCESS

In groups of 2 or 3 research

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1. Economy and Society of the Aztecs 

2. Spanish culture and motives for conquest

3.     Powerful Individuals and their characters

4.    Timeline of Events

5.    Role of disease

6.   Role of Myths and Religion

7. Role of weapons  and battle tactics


Your report , approximstely 4 minutes, will be delivered orally to the board( class ) and may be accompanied by any relevant maps, images and primary sources

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RESOURCES

http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-timeline.html

http://www.crystalinks.com/azteculture.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/conquistadors_01.shtml

https://www.thoughtco.com/conquistadors-vs-aztecs-battle-of-otumba-2136518

https://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/modules/lesson6/pdfs/primarysourcepacket.pdf

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/aztecs1.asp

https://www.thoughtco.com/emperor-montezuma-before-the-spanish-2136261

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cortes_hernan.shtml

http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b690/Curriculum/socialstudies/ourworldview-8/ss_ourwvs8/Attachments/a_student_text/SS8SB308.pdf

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