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February 1

posted Feb 1, 2013, 5:59 AM by Peter Knowles
Day 5--

Last night's homework put a focus on the role of Spanish explorers known as Conquistadors, as well as the approach that Spain later took toward the indigenous people it found on the land it had claimed. Today we'll focus on the that homework as well as other events that you read about. 

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?What idea, topic, or subject is important for me to learn and understand so that I can do this?What will I do to show that I can do this? How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to explain some of the important features of Spain's conquest of the Americas in the 16th Century.
I need to think about how why small groups of conquistadors were so successful in conquering the much larger civilizations they encountered.  
I will watch a video and collect notes about reasons behind the Spanish successes at conquering the Incas.    This is a formative assessment. I need to take notes while watching the video that I can use later on. 

To begin, open a new Google Doc, and title it "Video Notes: The Inca".
Copy the following into your document:
Advantages for the Inca

Advantages for the Spanish

Reasons for the Final Outcome

As you watch the video, you'll be typing notes that fit under each heading (or just take notes at the end and sort them later). 

READ Chapter 6.2  The Atlantic Slave Trade 204-207

a)  colony (204)

b)  mercantilism (204)

c)  balance of trade (204)

d)  triangular trade (206)

e)  Middle Passage (206)


a)  Why did the European discoveries of, and policies in, the New World change the slave trade after the 1490’s? (205)

b)  How did the slave trade change cultures in African societies such as Benin? (207)