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The informational text "Clash of Cultures: Two Worlds Collide" explains how Hernán Cortés conquered the Aztec empire.Pair “Clash of Cultures: Two Worlds Collide” with “Jewel Bird” to provide students with additional information about the Aztecs. Ask students to discuss how both texts explore the Aztecs’ beliefs. How did Montezuma’s belief in the “feathered snake god” affect his interactions with Hernán Cortés? After learning more about the animal that inspired this god, why do students think that Montezuma respected it?
In the short story, "The Phoenix Bird," Hans Christian Andersen discusses the origins and influence of the mythical Phoenix.Pair “The Phoenix” with “Jewel Bird” and ask students to compare the phoenix with the quetzal. What does each bird represent, and why are the birds important to the people in each text? Would the quetzal still be remembered if it had ended in flames like the Phoenix did?
In "How the Geese Became Chiefs of the Birds," the speaker retells an Abenaki story about why geese fly south first.Pair “Jewel Bird” with “How the Geese Became Chiefs of the Birds” and ask students to think about how different cultures respect birds. Why was the quetzal important to the Maya and Aztec according to “Rainbow Bird”? Why are geese important according to the Abenaki story retold in “How the Geese Became Chiefs of the Birds”? What can these two texts teach readers about how birds are viewed by different cultures?