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SPANISH EXPLORERS AND CONQUISTADORS. REVIEW FOR 5 TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES BY JUDY CATES. 1492 – 1542. After Columbus reached the America ’ s…. Other Spanish explorers and Conquistadors sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. They came to seek gold or to achieve glory for God. Review.

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SPANISH EXPLORERS AND CONQUISTADORS

  • REVIEW FOR 5TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES

  • BY JUDY CATES


1492 – 1542

  • After Columbus reached the America’s….

  • Other Spanish explorers and Conquistadors sailed across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • They came to seek gold or to achieve glory for God.


Review

  • Try to think of the name of the explorer being described.


Stories of a fountain of youth led him to sail north from Puerto Rico.

  • He reached a land he called Florida.


Ponce de Leon


Sailing under the flag of Spain, he reached a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean seeking a route to Asia. (1492)


Columbus


He led an expedition through the American Southeast in search of gold.

He became the first European to see the Mississippi River.

  • 1539-1542


Hernando DeSoto


Sailing for the Spanish, he set out to find a route to the Indies by sailing around the southern tip of South America. (1519 – 1522)


His crew completed the first known voyage around the world after he was killed.


Ferdinand Magellan


His forces conquered the Inca empire ruled by Atahualpa.

  • 1531 -1533


Francisco Pizarro


He led an expedition across Central America to what later was named the Pacific Ocean.

  • 1513


Vasco Nunez De Balboa


He led an expedition fromCuba to Mexico that ended with the conquest of Moctezuma and the Aztec.1519 - 1521


Hernando Cortes


With a small group, he began to explore the American Southwest in search of the rumored Seven Cities of Gold. (1540 – 1542)


Francisco Coronado


Shipwrecked during an expedition from Cuba, he reached what is now Texas in 1528.

  • He became the first Spaniard to explore Texas.

  • 1528-1536


Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca


Congratulations and Good Luck!

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