The Fall of Tenochtitlan Diary Assignment

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Chapter 10: A Deadly MeetingDiary Writing Assignment

The focus of this chapter were the following two outcomes:


  • How were the differing worldviews of the Spanish and Aztecs factors in the dominance, or supremacy of one nation over the other?

  • In what ways did factors such as technology and disease contribute to the
dominance of the Spanish over the Aztec civilization?
Keep these two focusing questions in mind as you develop your response to the following writing assignment:
What do you think was the most important factor that caused the collapse of the Aztec Empire – Technology, Disease or Strategy? Was it a combination of two of these factors?
Option (a) Write a diary entry from the point of view of a Spanish Conquistador on the most significant cause of the collapse.
Option (b) Write a diary entry from the point of view of an Aztec warrior on the most significant cause of the collapse.

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