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Ms. Jeelani. Aztec & Spain. Appreciate how a society’s worldview influences the society’s choices, decisions, and interactions with other societies. Curriculum. Curriculum. How Aztec and Spanish identities and worldviews were affected by intercultural contact . Curriculum. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Aztec & Spain

Aztec & SpainMs. JeelaniCurriculumAppreciate how a societys worldview influences the societys choices, decisions, and interactions with other societies

CurriculumHow Aztec and Spanish identities and worldviews were affected by intercultural contact

CurriculumAppreciate and recognize how rapid adaptation can radically change a societys beliefs, values and knowledgeTHIS IS A STORY ABOUTAGE OF EXPLORATIONTwo societies, both wealthy and powerful.

Building Empires

Completely unknown to each other

Teaser: they were about to collide

Videohttp://www.history.com/topics/mexico/videos#the-aztecs

Quick ThinkWhat are the definitions, elements and factors Worldviews?

What is history?

Imagine the first contact between two groups who come from very different places with different histories and different worldviews. What would happen?

FIRST CONTACT

Aztecs and Spanish

Societies

AZTECS: GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY CONTINUEDCan you say diverse?DesertsMountainsTropical ForestsRanch LandRich Farm LandSeacoasts (WEST/EAST)

PLATEAU large raised area of mostly level land RiversRio GrandeUsamacinta

UsumacintaLargest rivers

Pre-Columbian Meso-AmericaTime in Americas before Columbus (1519)

Region stretching from central Mexico to NicaraguaGEOGRAPHY CONTINUEDLive in central basin aka VALLEY OF MEXICO

Lake Texcoco: largest of five lakes

CENTRE OF AZTEC CIVLIZATION

GEOGRAPHY CONTINUEDLarger cities located around lakes

Increase of population of city dwellers

More reliance on farmers in the outer areas to meet their food needs

Variety of farming techniques, different kinds of foodabundance of corn, chili peppers, squash, tomatoes, beans, and other kinds of food

IRRIGATIONStop and think

IrrigationValleys

For Farming

Dams divert water fromnaturalsprings to the fields

Why?

harvests on a regular basis

Other Farming TechniquesSlash and burn

GEOGRAPHY CONTINUEDCanals

Waterways

Transportation