The Conquest of Mexico DVD – Review
About a month ago I received a DVD from Phillip Campbell of Homeschool Connections to preview and I wanted to share it with you today.
In case you don’t know already, Phillip Campbell is one of the premier history teachers at Homeschool Connections a provider for online Catholic education for homeschoolers.
All of my older children have enjoyed the history courses offered by Mr. Campbell over the years and currently Elijah, my 15 year old is taking his Early American History course right now, so this DVD is timely for sure.
As he watched the DVD, he was really impressed with how informative the story format was and how well it correlated to his class.
He said it gave him a better and more informed perspective on the history of Mexico and how our true Catholic faith was brought to the region by virtue of the Spanish conquistadors.
The DVD is about 40 minutes long, so easy for a high school student to watch all the way through, however it is broken down into chapters so one could easily watch a chapter at a time and then narrate it back to mom or dad – I am planning on doing this with my 12 year old as he will retain the information better with this method 😉
What’s it About?
The Conquest of Mexico DVD is about how the Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortez and his small band of soldiers went to fight and conquer the Aztec Empire. He sought to end the inconceivable practice of human sacrifice and bring the true Catholic faith into this region and claim it for Spain. He paved the way for the Franciscans to reach the area and begin conversion thus claiming new souls for the One True Faith.
Mr. Campbell has an engaging style that will captivate your children using humor and facts that will stick with them long after they finish the DVD. I appreciate how his use of primary sources, beautiful landscapes, and storytelling tie the history of the Aztec Empire and it’s conquest by Hernando Cortez and his followers all together for a really enjoyable presentation.
It is also very high action, so naturally engaging for your most reluctant history student.
*NB: I do need to caution that if you have a sensitive child under the age of 12 or so, you might need to preview first to ensure that the nature of some of the material is suitable for them regarding the Aztec Empire and their practice of human sacrifice.
We were so happy to review this DVD which I received from Mr. Campbell free of charge and I hope my honest review encourages you to grab one of these for your family as you study this important period of Catholic History. I was not compensated for this review.
It can be purchased through Cruachan Press here for $19.95 plus shipping. Always great to support Catholic historians!
What period of history are you studying with your children this year?