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WCF.M3.L25 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Decide whether or not the conquest of the Aztec, Maya, and Inca was justified.
  • Demonstrate visually the influence of environmental factors on the migrations and changes that occurred among the peoples of ancient America.
  • Describe how the pre-Columbian social structure and religious beliefs influenced the Indians to accept Spanish dominance and Roman Catholicism.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 95-96Lesson 25 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 105Emery: Domesticated Plants and Animals of Early Native America

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 24-25From Hunting to Farming: The Americas 12,000- 1000 BC
  • 108-109Cultures in North America 500- 1500
  • 120-121Spain and the Americas 1492- 1550

  • Mesoamerica
  • Smart, ed: Sacred Texts of the World
  • 21-22The Powerful Dead: A Sacrifice for Tez
  • 36b-37aThe Powerful Dead: Now You Are Born Again
  • 42The Powerful Dead: The Tasks of the Wise Men

  • South America
  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 32-35Civilizations in Mesoamerica 1200 BC- 700 AD and Cultures in South America 1400 BC- 1000 AD.
  • 84-85Civilization in Mesoamerica and South America 500- 1500

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 130-131Review Chronological Charts
  • 278-282The Americas
  • 333-334Spanish America

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 96-98Lesson 25 Review

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  • 50-56Bankes: Land of the Aztecs and Incas
  • 114-119Dawson: South American Indigenous Religions

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 678-682Peru

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 25
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • List and support your reasons for suggesting that the Spaniards were or were not justified in destroying the Aztec, Mayan and Incan empires.

  • Create a pictograph timeline that depicts the migration of the peoples of ancient America, the changes in climate that occurred across the same time frame and the cultural adaptations provoked by climate.

  • What kind of political and religious situations did the Spanish encounter, and in what way did these influence the ease with which the conquest proceeded?