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Intercultural awarenes. Mexican codex map

Learn about the influence of Spanish Conquistadores in Mexico through a Codex Map

Level: Intermediate to advanced


Listening comprehension, available at the BBC History  of the World in 100 Objects
Chapter 84. The Mexican Codex Map.
Listen to the materials HERE
If  you want do download the script and vocabulary help, go HERE


1.      What does the Mexican codex map teach us about th  Spanish conquest and the relationship between the “conquistadores” and the Mexican local population?
2.      The text tells us about Mexican pre-Hispanic traditions that  passed down through generations. Can you name  some of them? Can you think of a tradition in your region that has resisted the course of time? What is this tradition about?
3.      At the end, the text tells us about the particularities of the anti-clerical nationalism in Mexico.  Can you explain it? Do you think there is something  similar in Catalonia or in your country?
Questions by  María Zabala Peña and Isabel Salinas

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