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Chapter 4: Old World Meets New World: Teacher Information

Chapter 4: Old World Meets New World: Teacher Information

Enduring Understanding:

  1. Colonization happens all over the world as countries searched for new resources and more power.
  2. Colonization allows cultures and traditions of different groups of people to evolve, blend or disappear.

Essential Questions:

What were the crusades?
During the age of Exploitation, what did Europeans hope to find?
Who was the first explorer to reach islands near the continent of North America?
What group of people did Christopher Columbus meet?
What were the missions?
What were the missions attempting to do?
What were presidios?
What was the Golden Age of Spanish Rule?

Standards:

Strand 1 Concept 3 PO1 PO2
Strand 2 Concept 3 PO1
Strand 2 Concept 5 PO1 PO2

Performance Objectives:

  • Students will be able to describe the reasons for early Spanish exploration of Mexico and the Southwestern region of the United States.
  • Students will be able to describe the impact of Spanish colonization on the Southwest.
  • Students will be able to discuss life in Europe as it existed at the time of the Aztec and Incan/Inkan empires in the Americas.
  • Students will be able to describe the reasons (e.g., trade routes, gold) for Spanish and Portuguese explorations of the Americas.
  • Students will be able to describe the impact of European explorers’ encounters with the Aztec and Inca/Inka.