In this unit, we will be "discovering" how European explorers became aware of the Americas.
Proving Columbus Found a New Land
Using your Social Studies text book and assigned readings, show how other explorers proved that Columbus had discovered a new continent for Europeans and not a new route to Asia. Tell what Vespucci, Magellan, and Balboa did to prove Columbus wrong.
1. Main idea statement
ex: Explorers proved that Columbus had discovered a new land and not a way to Asia
2. Example of what one explorer did to prove Columbus wrong
3. Example of what a second explorer did to prove Columbus wrong
4. Example of what a third explorer did to prove Columbus wrong
5. Restate your main idea
Conquistadors = Not So Nice
The Conquistadors came to the America in search of fame and riches. During their pursuit of fame and riches, the Conquistadors acted in ruthless ways while conquering the Aztecs and Incas. Find evidence to prove the Conquistadors were ruthless while reading pages 149 - 153 in your text book.
After collecting your evidence, write a paragraph that argues the Conquistadors were ruthless in their pursuit of fame and riches.