Warm Up Activity (Anticipatory Set): Identifying Explorers

Using Chapter 4, Section 1 of Why we Remember

Complete these questions in your notebooks:

1) Define the term Conquistador.
2) List the three goals of the Spanish Empire in North America. (pg  94)
3) Use the entire chapter or the index to complete the chart below:

Explorer Country Represented Area or People Conquered
Cortez (pg 94)




Spain Incas of Peru (pg 96)
De Soto


  Mississippi Region (pg 99)


England California Coast (pg 104)
Marquette and Joliet
(pg 110)



Answers are available here.

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