CHY 4U: Make Your Choice

Today, your goal is to become an expert in the issues facing one part of the world in the 16th century. Our goal is to understand the significance of events by asking the following questions:

  • Did it (the event) result in change?
  • What does it reveal about the values and beliefs of the past?

Your four choices are the Malleus Maleficarum, Japan, Korea and Mesoamerica. As long as each one is chosen at least once, we are good.

  • Malleus Maleficarum: this section focuses on The Hammer of Witches, the text used to prosecute/persecute witches in the 16th century
  • Japan: this section focuses on various changes in Japan, including education and change in power structures
  • Korea: this section focuses on the role of women, slavery, and the Korean turtleship, an incredibly advanced tactical weapon
  • Mesoamerica: this section focuses on the interactions between the Aztecs and the Spanish. It also includes the story of La Malinche, a woman who has been idolized and vilified.

Please remember the following:

  • You can find all of the relevant content in unit 1 activity 3
  • Use Explorer. For some reason, the content isn’t working in Chrome.
  • With your group, apply the primary source questions to each of the primary sources in your section.  While you may skip questions that are not particularly relevant to the source, only do so when you are sure the question won’t help you understand the source.

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