Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

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Partners examine the family tree of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, a Spanish admiral and explorer who founded St. Augustine, Florida, and answer several questions about the text using a worksheet. After they've explored the family tree, individuals create their own trees for their families, and compare their work with others, filling out a Venn diagram as they discuss their family trees.

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Pros

  • Learners must interpret a text in Spanish, engage in a conversation about the material, and build cultural understanding
  • Additional materials, such as the original family tree and graphic organizers for student use, are provided
  • Cross-curricular lesson combines history and Spanish
Cons

  • The original family tree that is provided for examination is a little bit hard to read; you may need to enlarge some portions for your class
  • The listed procedures are relatively brief and may need to be fleshed out before you teach the lesson