Today’s To do list Seating Chart Rules Refresher Pass out Learning Targets – Explanation What was the Great Awakening Christopher Columbus Lecture/Activity
Learning Goals for the Unit
The information on your Learning Targets is the only information you will be tested on…so do a good job!
They will be graded as a ‘formative’ grade (20%) multiple times a unit.
Explorers…Part one Why did people want to go exploring??
Renaissance 1. The Renaissance! Literally meaning ‘rebirth’ Made way for new ideas and new goals 2. Powerful Nations Emerge Size and wealth of nations grew, wanted to trade with others 3. Marco Polo’s Travels
What was it like to go exploring??? Supplies needed? = EXPENSIVE SCARY! Explorers would look for sponsors. Kings and Queens Sponsored so that they could keep the land and expand First major example, Christopher Columbus… LAND HO!
Does Christopher Columbus deserve this monument on the Plaza??? Let’s take a look at the facts…
Christopher Columbus facts Goal was to discover a new trade route to the west indies… He was Portuguese/Italian Won over queen of Spain, she sponsored him In 4 trips over the Pacific Ocean, never touched the main land of North America Most of his crew hated him When he met the Native Americans living in the Bahamas… Put on trial for genocide in Italy…
BAV WORD: Columbian exchange
Using what you know…what would you guess the Columbian exchange was?? The Columbian Exchange was the introduction and transfer of goods between Europe and the Americas
John Cabot Italian sailing for the British Wanted to find a trade route, figured if he went North, he wouldn’t hit Columbus’ land British didn’t want to get in the Spanish’s way 1 boat, crew of 18 men First to actually reach North American main land, probably landed in Maine
Juan ponce de leon Spanish explorer…wanted to elaborate on Christopher Columbus’ ideas Made the jump from the Bahamas to Florida This is very important because… Now the Spanish will start running all over the, “New World” and will set up permanent housing Was looking for the Fountain of Youth Established St. Augustine, FL in 1565 St. Augustine, FL Original Spanish fort built to protect from other Europeans, Indians, and Pirates
Conquistadors – always spanish born/sailed Hernan Cortez, Looking for gold and glory Sailed with 500 SOLDIERS, horses, and cannons Wanted to take over the Aztec empire and the capital of Tenochtitlan Aztec Indians forced to give up clothes, crops, gold, and precious stones Took over capital and king Montezuma Spanish fight to keep capital, and eventually take control of Mexico Francisco Coronado Went looking for gold further north than Mexico All he found was ‘widespread planes and no gold’ So, he went back to Mexico for more riches.
Spanish America Missions, Big houses Churches, wanted to convert the Natives to Catholicism Made permanent houses and planned to stay Spain became very wealthy as a country
Samuel de champlain French Explorer… Now the French are involved He goes into Canada, down the Mississippi River, and ends in New Orleans. (Hint: this is why we buy the Louisiana Purchase from France) He develops VERY positive relationships with the Native Americans Battles with the British and he is captured, but then later comes back as governor of Canada. FYI (The French and British will always be in a fight from here on out)
After these 5 explorers…this is who controlled various parts of north America
Tomorrow: 10 question clicker quiz – if you have concerns about the quiz, you may take it in the learning lab on paper Maps should be turned in by today. You will turn in your learning targets to make sure they are up to date and accurate By Monday afternoon, 3 grades will be in power school: Learning Targets (formative) Map (formative) Quiz (summative)