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Chapter 5.2. Spanish Explorers Come To Texas. Did Columbus Succeed?. Did he find a new route to China (Asia)? No Did he bring diseases to the Americas? Yes Did he enslave, torture & kill thousands of Taino natives? Yes Did he discover a New World? Yes. Timed Pair Share.

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did columbus succeed
Did Columbus Succeed?
  • Did he find a new route to China (Asia)? No
  • Did he bring diseases to the Americas? Yes
  • Did he enslave, torture & kill thousands of Taino natives? Yes
  • Did he discover a New World? Yes
timed pair share
Timed Pair Share
  • Do you think Christopher Columbus succeeded in his expedition? Explain your answer.
alonzo alvarez de pi eda
Alonzo Alvarez de Piñeda
  • In 1519, Piñedabecame the first European to map the Texas coast.
  • He also established the 1st Spanish colony.
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AlvarNuñezCabeza de Vaca
  • Following a hurricane in 1528, Cabeza de Vaca & his men landed in Galveston Bay where they were captured by the Karankawas.
  • As a result, he became the first European to see the interior of Texas.
round robin
Round Robin
  • How would you have felt if you were one of Cabeza de Vaca’s crew who was captured by the Karankawas? What would you have done?
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AlvarNuñezCabeza de Vaca
  • Cabeza de Vaca became the 1st European to write about Texas in his book “La Relacion”.
  • He wrote about the natives, fertile soil & “humped-back cows” (buffalo).
7 cities of cibola
7 Cities of Cibola
  • He also told of the legends of the “7 Cities of Cibola” that he had heard from the natives.
  • These tales of cities of gold inspired more Europeans to explore Texas.
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The 3 G’s
  • The Spanish had 3 main motivations for exploring the “New World”, which were known as the 3 G’s.

1. Gold: The Spanish wanted to increase their global wealth.

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The 3 G’s

2. Glory: Expeditions were led by conquistadores looking for fame for themselves

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The 3 G’s

3. God: The Catholic Church agreed to help support the expeditions to convert Native Texans to Catholicism & increase wealth for the church

mural project
Mural Project
  • Create a mural of a scene that Cabeza de Vaca might have seen when traveling with Native Texans on a Large Construction Paper or Posterboard.
  • Use Mural Handout as a guide.
  • Write a summary of what is seen in the mural.
  • Due on Tuesday, October 2nd
mural project grading
Mural Project Grading
  • Creativity (25%)
    • Must be original & creative
  • Correct Information (25%)
    • Design & information must deal with Cabeza de Vaca’s encounters with Native Texans
  • Neatness & Color (25%)
    • Must not be messy or in simple black & white
  • Summary (25%)
    • Summary must by typed (Font size 12).
    • Must contain proper grammar & length must be a half page minimum.