Daily Lessons for Teaching Aztec

Gary Jennings
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Lesson 1 (from Part I, P. 1 to P. 34)


Part I, P. 1 to P. 34

Aztec takes place in a time and place of great historical change. The objective of this lesson is to analyze the setting for the novel.


1) Begin class with a focusing exercise. Have students write for 5 minutes in response to the following prompt: "What do you know from the book about the setting of the story? What do you know from your other classes in history or social studies about this time and place?" Collect their responses.

2) For class discussion: What do we know about the setting of the place -- physically? historically? socially? What time period is it? Who (culturally speaking) are the characters? Who controls and has power? What nationality is Mixtli? Where in modern-day Mexico is he located? What other nations/groups are around him? What is the government like? How are people organized/divided during this time...

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