Today we discussed the Columbian Exchange and the consequences thereof.
We learned about the encomiendas system and the racial hierarchies that existed as a part of the castas and mestizo cultures.
We spent a good amount of time analyzing conflicting accounts of the meeting between Moctezuma and Cortez, and introduced our HAPP analysis skills.
FOR HOMEWORK if you didn't already, please complete a HAPP analysis on the Las Casas document under DocBlock for period 1. Your notes for Ch. 3 are also due Monday :)
•What is happening specific to the document and within the larger historical context that could influence this document
•Whom is the author addressing, and how will that impact what is being written?
•Point of View
•Who was the person, and what was their opinion?
•What is the purpose of creating this document?
Note for each, you should answer the question and explain that answers significance to our understanding of the document.