Whose stories best resonate through different eras in Latin American history and remain relevant for civically literate people in American and Latin American civic society in the current time?

For your Understanding Latin America Essay, you will analyze different primary source documents in Reading in Latin American History and different videos covered in the Viewing Assignments. In your analysis, focus on the stories told in those documents and videos, particularly the stories about key historical events across different eras in Latin American History. In each of your drafts, you will respond to this prompt: analyze the different perspectives on key historical events expressed by people covered in the primary source documents. Whose stories best resonate through different eras in Latin American history and remain relevant for civically literate people in American and Latin American civic society in the current time? Explain why, and be specific. Refer to specific people and their viewspoints as expressed in the documents and videos, and draw on knowledge you gained about a “common good” in other core core courses.

Viewing Assignment Part One
o Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain
o The Moors: Prelude to the Renaissance
o The Moors: At the Height of Empire El Cid
o Granada
o The Spanish Reconquista
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Viewing Assignment Part Two
o The Mayans
o Teotihuacan
o The Maya: Death Empire
o In Search of History: The Aztec Empire The Aztecs
o Aztecs:TheExpositionofaCulture
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Viewing Assignment Part Three (Note: You must watch all three videos)
o The Spanish Conquest of Mexico
o Brazil Diaries
o Montezuma:TwilightGodoftheAztecs