Creating a New Culture


In this chapter (The last one for this unit....) we will look at the creation of a new culture that is both Spanish and Aztec (Indigenous)

The Big Question: How does cultural contact between two societies affect their identity and worldview?





  • How does this photograph illustrate contact between the Aztec & the Spanish in Mexico?
  • Are there elements of this photograph that we can use to predict the ending of this unit?


Section 1:  A Changing WorldHow can losing a war affect a conquered people’s worldview?

1. Think it Through P. 238
2. Read P. 238 & 239 ~ Why would the Spanish have shown little tolerance for the Aztec Religious Beliefs?

If Time: Exploring Sources P. 240