How did Spain's history impact it's actions in the New World

8O - Remember to turn in your maps!

We will begin looking at how Spain's history would have impacted the way the Spanish saw, and in turn treated the indigenous people of the 'New World'. Note that we are looking broad, sweeping trends and events to gain a general understanding of the Spanish world view at this time. There are many things that could be covered in more detail, that we will not go into remembering that our goal is to come to a basic understanding of why the Spanish behaved the way they did.

This activity will take us 2-3 classes to complete.

As we work through the readings and the questions, you need to follow the following instructions - They will help this activity to be more meaningful when it comes time for the assignment/test.

Option A:
  • Work is done on a clean piece of paper (That still has its binder holes)
  • Each section is clearly labeled
  • Questions are answered in full sentences.  A full sentences can stand on its own as a complete and detailed thought. (Will contain a clear reference to the question)
Option B:
  • Work is done on a clean piece of paper (That still has its binder holes)
  • Each section is clearly labeled
  • Questions are written out
  • Answered are completed as bullet points

Section 1:  Geography & Religion
How might the location of a country influence its religious experience?As a class:  review map on p. 194.  Predict answer to inquiry question.Read P. 194, 196, 197
ASSIGN Section 1 Questions (Chapter 9 Guided Reading Sheet)


Section 2:  Creating a Christian Spain

In what ways did King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella impose their religious worldview on Spanish Society?


READ P. 201, 203, 204, 205




    Section 3:  Gold & Glory
    In what ways did the desire for gold & glory shape Spanish actions during the 
    1400’s & 1500?

    READ P. 207, 208, 209, 211
    ASSIGN Section 3 Questions
    Exploring Sources P. 208

      If Time:

      1. Exploring Sources P. 203
      2. Over To You P. 206 #2 & 5