Friday, September 06, 2019

Conquest of America: Southwest
Francisco Coronado heard a story about the Cities of Cibola, the Seven Cities of Gold, from a friar named Estevan. He decided he would mount an expedition to find these cities. What did Coronado plan to do when he found these cities? Did he eventually find them? What controversy surrounds the expedition?

Essential Question:   Why did Coronado explore the southwest part of North America?

  • What would you do to get rich?
  • Conquest of America: Southwest video 
  • Was Coronado suitably punished for his role in the death of the 'Turk'?
  • Do you think Coronado was a hero or villain? 
  • Vocabulary 
  • Discussion Questions Worksheet

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