We will begin with a short lecture about some similarities between 16th century Spain and 20th century America.
Next, we will examine Spain’s conquest of the Incas and the Aztecs (pg 113-114), and also the conflicting views within Spain about the empire’s colonization in the New World (pg 123). Your goal is to examine both the conquest and the colonization through the lens of the historical schools; you may choose the same school for both. Your options are:
- The Radical School
- The Marxist School
- The Hegelian Dialectic
- Great Forces Theory
Next, I will group you together based on your choices; in these groups, you will construct the best possible argument you can for your school/topic.