The End of the Aztec Empire tells the story of how the mighty Aztecs fell to the conquistador Hernan Cortes. Students will analyze how Cortes managed to defeat the Aztecs with an army of only 500 men, and explore how the Aztecs’ violent rituals led to their downfall.
The passage has ten standards-aligned questions that will ask students to demonstrate their comprehension, think critically, and analyze sources. It is the last of a 3-part series on the Aztecs:
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