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CLIP 8009

Cortes and the Aztecs (pt 1/4)

Cortes and the Aztecs (pt 1/4)
Key Info
  • Cortes and the Aztecs (pt 1/4)
  • Duration: 2:56
  • Hernan Cortes landed in the Americas with only 500 soldiers armed with muskets, cannons and crossbows guns. The Spanish pitched their technologies of war against that of the Moctezuma's Aztec Empire. With thanks to 'Optomen Television'.
  • Subject:



    The Aztecs

  • Keywords: Hernan Cortes, Americas, Aztecs, Moctezuma, conquistador, conquistadores
Ideas for use in class
  • Use as a resource to tell the story of Cortes's conquest of the Aztec Empire. Use as a resource to support pupils own research.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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