Friday, September 01, 2023

Conquest of the Americas: The 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?


  • Vocabulary
  • Students will define the vocabulary word using their own words on worksheet



  • Was Coronado suitably punished for his role in the death of the 'Turk'?
  • Do you think Coronado was a hero or villain? 




  • During class instruction/work time you will follow all directions.
  • Stay seated and do not talk while taking the vocabulary assessment.
  • While working you may talk quietly and go to supply table for supplies.
  • The worksheet will be due Thursday, September 7. You will receive half credit after that date.
  • When finished place the worksheet in the tray.

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