Global Studies Vocabulary | 2012-2013
Council of Trent
The Spanish in the Americas
This week we are studying the Spanish in the Americas. During the early 1500s, the Spanish conquered large regions of the Americas. Hernan Cortes defeated the Aztec in Mexico in 1521, and the Inca Empire in Peru fell to Francisco Pizarro in 1531. European colonization of the Americas led to the Columbian Exchange - a global flow of goods and ideas. Over the next 2-3 days, completing the following activities will help you learn about
- the major events in the Spanish conquest of Native American empires
- how the Spanish were able to conquer powerful American empires
- the Columbian Exchange
- The words in bold print above are our vocabulary words for the week.- add them to your notes along with definitions.
- After listening and/or reading p.33-35 in the textbook, complete a Venn Diagram comparing the conquests of the Inca and Aztecs by the Spanish.
- Build a list of keywords and phrases that relate to this historical period.
- Study the images on those pages as, and do an additional search online for more using your keywords and phrases. Add the images you find to our Conquistadors mural.ly project This is the link to our project: http://mrl.li/X6op2P. (Ms. Brody will give you a quick lesson on how to use the software). You can tag your additions with your initials. The mural you create should tell a story. Be prepared to present and tell that story.
- Read p. 36-37 and complete the chapter review.
- Create your own mural about the Columbian Exchange.
- Click http://www.exploresv.com/ and type 2-Ch3 to review the chapter online. You may have to use Internet Explorer to use this site.