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When Worldviews Meet

  • Develop profiles of the worldviews of ancient Aztec and Spanish conquistador societies by drawing inferences from historical images.
  • Predict the most likely results when these two societies meet.

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome 8.3.1 - Students will appreciate how a society’s worldview influences the society's choices, decisions and interactions with others (C, I)
Specific Outcome 8.3.2 - Students will appreciate how Aztec and Spanish identities and worldviews were affected by intercultural contact (TCC, GC, I)
Specific Outcome 8.3.3 - Students will appreciate and recognize how rapid adaptation can radically change a society’s beliefs, values and knowledge (TCC, GC)
Specific Outcome - What were the key elements of the worldview of the Aztec civilization prior to contact with the Spanish? (TCC, I, CC)
Specific Outcome - How did the Aztec civilization’s worldview influence the Aztecs' choices, decisions and customs? (TCC, CC, PADM)
Specific Outcome - To what extent were the divergent worldviews of the Spanish and Aztecs factors in the dominance of one nation over the other? (TCC, CC, GC, PADM)
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.1 - Students will analyze the validity of information based on context, bias, source, objectivity, evidence and reliability to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.2 - Students will evaluate ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.5 - Students will generate creative ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.1 - Students will distinguish cause, effect, sequence and correlation in historical events, including the long- and short-term causal relations
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.3 - Students will analyze the historical contexts of key events of a given time period
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.5 - Students will identify patterns in organized information
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.1 - Students will demonstrate skills of compromise and devise strategies to reach group consensus
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.3 - Students will propose and apply strategies or options to solve problems and deal with issues
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.4 - Students will participate in and predict outcomes of problem-solving and decision-making scenarios
Specific Outcome 8.S.5.3 - Students will demonstrate leadership within groups where appropriate
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.4 - Students will determine how information serves a variety of purposes and that the accuracy or relevance of information may need verification
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.3 - Students will elicit, clarify and respond appropriately to questions, ideas and multiple points of view presented in discussions
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.4 - Students will offer reasoned comments related to a topic of discussion
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.5 - Students will listen to others to understand their points of view
C Citizenship
ER Economics and Resources
CC Culture and Community
I Identity
LPP The Land: Places and People
GC Global Connections
TCC Time, Continuity and Change
PADM Power, Authority, and Decision Making
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