The Spanish Explorations
Students perform research about the first Spanish explorers to come to the Americas. The students undertake a variety of activities to better comprehend this time period in history.
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The Maritime Revolution: 1400-1550
Maritime expansion changed culture and the global economy for ever. This presentation covers both the Polynesian expansion that connected the South Pacific and the European expansion that brought Spain to the New World. Key players,...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Columbus Reports on His First Voyage, 1493
What did Christopher Columbus have to say about his exploration of the Caribbean? Young historians have a chance to examine Columbus' own words about his voyage to Cuba and Santo Domingo. After reading Columbus' report, pupils respond to...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Spanish Conquest of South America
Have your class consider what life in South America would have been like if it were colonized by a country other than Spain. This presentation provides information on the influences and effects of Spanish exploration and colonization of...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Friar Margil & The Spanish Missions
Students explore the life of Friar Margil de Jesus as well as other Spanish friars. They research Friar Margil and write a paragraph explaining why Spanish friars came to Texas. In groups, students create a PowerPoint presentation...
1st - 12th Social Studies & History