This lesson asks students to investigate whether a blogger’s claims about the splendor of the Triple Alliance (aka Aztec Empire) are true. Students test the blogger’s claims about Moctezuma Xocoyotzin’s zoo against three document’s in the World Digital Library’s archive and reason about whether the documents provide corroborating or contesting evidence.
[Teacher Materials and Student Materials updated on 04/20/2021.]
Illustration from the Florentine Codex created c. 1577. From the World Digital Library.