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Log In Sign Up. The story is a complete narrative of events occurred in the past 16th Century with a surprisingly closed ending. What skills, knowledge, or attitudes do you hope to develop in your students through the process of discussion? What perspective s do you want your students to consider the issues from? What analysis do you want your students to do that will further your objectives?

What concept or theory might be relevant to this analysis? What is the sequence of questions that will be your plan? What process Options might you consider, e. Short lecture 15 minutes on the purpose and general background of the case. Students read the story as a homework assignment and prepare set of pre- case study questions.

Question-based discussion session. The instructor asks questions and keeps track of answers. Prepare the set of pre-case questions as a homework. Question-Based Discussion. Case Analysis 1. Case Analysis 2. How would you classify this story? Where was the priest from? Who is Carlos V? Why did the priest mention Carlos V? Where does the action take place? How were the indians going to kill him and where? Why does the indians want to kill him?

How is the jungle depicted? Why did the Mayan Indians kill the Spanish priest? How did they kill him? In your opinion, was this action justified? The powerful Guatemalan jungle had trapped him inexorably and definitively. Before his topographical ignorance he sat quietly awaiting death.

He wanted to die there, hopelessly and alone, with his thoughts fixed on far-away Spain, particularly on the Los Abrojos convent where Charles the Fifth had once condescended to lessen his prominence and tell him that he trusted the religious zeal of his redemptive work. Upon awakening he found himself surrounded by a group of indifferent natives who were getting ready to sacrifice him in front of an altar, an altar that to Bartolome seemed to be the place in which he would finally rest from his fears, his destiny, from himself.

Three years in the land had given him a fair knowledge of the native tongues. He tried something. He said a few words which were understood. He then had an idea he considered worthy of his talent, universal culture and steep knowledge of Aristotle. He remembered that a total eclipse of the sun was expected on that day and in his innermost thoughts he decided to use that knowledge to deceive his oppressors and save his life. He saw that a small counsel was set up and waited confidently, not without some disdain.

Translated by Wilfrido H. Have things changed much since the Discovery? Are any of these ideas relevant today? Provide evidence to support your claims. You know they are going to sacrifice you and you have to convince the Indians to stop the sacrifice. They give you some time to think while they are having an assembly. You know their language. As you consider your course of action in response to the situation described above, you also know or believe being a catholic priest the following: -To lie is a sin.

Who are the Mayans? Where do they live? What have been the greatest achievements of their culture? What is the central problem in this story? What are the causes of this problem? Who are the agents? How do the Indians look at him? What do you think the Indians "consulted" one another about? How did the Indians know about the eclipses?

What is the relationship between power and knowledge in this story? How would you characterize the end of the story? What did you learn from this story? Do you know a real life case that is in some way similar to this one? Related Papers. By Dan Wood. Teaching Literature to L2 Spanish Educators. By Cecilia Ojeda. By Robin M Wright. Barbara Tedlock Time and the Highland Maya By Apab'yan Tew. Features of calendars of Ancient Rome, Maya and nomads of Turkestan.

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