“The Aztec people were based around modern-day Mexico. Completely isolated from the cultures of Africa, Asia and Europe, they developed a unique civilisation. In this unit of study you will investigate the ways in which they were similar to, and different from, European societies in the 16th century. You will also consider whether the Spaniards were right to describe the Aztec Empire as an evil regime that deserved to be conquered. In this first exercise, you will be given a series of original images about the Aztecs. For each, you will consider what it shows, and whether it creates a positive or negative interpretation of the Aztecs. You will later use these findings to write a letter from Cortes”.