Exploration of the America’s. Spain comes to the America’s. The Reconquista – 711 to 1492!. The Opponents:. The Moors (Islamic people) dominated Spain and were from northwest Africa. Brought Islamic ideas and goods Cities in Spain grew and business prospered Culture flourished.
Spain comes to the America’s
Led to the
3G’s of exploration: God, Glory, Gold
from The Journey of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
and His Companions, from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536
Top of the Hill
Based on the source to the left…
What effect did the hailstorm have on the Spaniard’s equipment and supplies?
The hailstorm destroyed their “crockery” or water container. Why was this important?
You are a Spanish explorer traveling across the featureless Great Plains. A devastating hailstorm destroys much of your equipment and injures your horses. What will you do next?
From Pedro Castañeda’s
The Journey of Coronado,
translated by George