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Educator's guide: Spain and America
In Two worlds: Educator's guide, page 3.1
The article "Spain and America: From Reconquest to Conquest" introduces a lot of information and a number of issues that may be new to students. These suggestions will help you use the article in a way that best fits the needs of your class.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Conquistador statue
Conquistador statue
This photograph shows a statue of Juan de Onate (1552-1626), Spanish conquistador and first governor of New Spain / New Mexico. The statue, by Reynaldo Rivera, stands in New Mexico.
Format: image/photograph
Painted tiles commemorating independence
Painted tiles commemorating independence
A wall of tiles has been painted with a historical scene of the movement for independence. Behind a cauldron a fire a man, most likely Simon Bolívar, holds a broken chain. The right of the mural is a cross section of the population of Ecuador: farmers, businessmen,...
Format: image/photograph
The Louisiana Purchase
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 8.2
Since 1762, Spain had owned Louisiana, the vast territory between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. When France acquired the territory in 1802, President Thomas Jefferson offered to buy New Orleans to ensure U.S. access to trade on the Mississippi. When Napoleon offered the entire territory for $15 million, Jefferson accepted.
Format: article
Landing of Columbus
Landing of Columbus
John Vanderlyn's painting, Landing of Columbus, commissioned in 1836/1837, depicts Christopher Columbus' landing in the West Indies in 1492. Columbus holds the royal banner of Spain, laying claim to the land. He holds a sword...
Format: image/painting
Bullfighting in Colombia
In this lesson for grade six, students study the history of bullfighting in Spain and Colombia as an example of how cultural traditions can be transferred from one place to another. Students analyze photographs of bullfighting in Colombia and discuss the cultural tradition of the sport and the controversy surrounding it.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Social Studies)
By Eric Eaton.
Two worlds: Educator's guide
Lesson plans and activities to be used with "Two Worlds: Prehistory, Contact, and the Lost Colony" -- the first part of a North Carolina history textbook for secondary students.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Col. James H. Young
Col. James H. Young
Format: image/photograph
Old portrait of Hernando de Soto
Old portrait of Hernando de Soto
This engraving of Hernando de Soto, created in 1791, depicts the explorer in his armor, with his left hand on the handle of his sword.
Format: image/illustration
England's flowering
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 4.1
The reign of England's Queen Elizabeth (1558–1603) was marked by a proliferation of the arts, an expansion of private markets, and a dedication to world exploration and privateering.
Format: article
Ferdinand and Isabella
Ferdinand and Isabella
Painting depicting Isabella I of Castile, Queen of Castile and León, with her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon.
Format: image/painting
16 de Septiembre: Mexican Independence Day
In The Changing Face of Mexico, page 2.1
Slideshow View a slideshow of photographs from celebrations of Mexican Independence Day. Every...
Format: article
House of Inquisition museum in Cartagena, Colombia
House of Inquisition museum in Cartagena, Colombia
A stone courtyard is visible through the framing of an arched doorway. Sunlight splashes on the opposing wall. The Inquisition was an institution within Roman Catholicism charged with preserving the purity of Church doctrine. It was started in the 13th century,...
Format: image/photograph
Barred windows on the House of Inquisition
Barred windows on the House of Inquisition
The House of Inquisition museum has barred windows on the fist floor and a series of balconies above. The stone walls are painted white. The Inquisition was an institution within Roman Catholicism charged with preserving the purity of Church doctrine. It was...
Format: image/photograph
Entrance to the House of Inquisition
Entrance to the House of Inquisition
An elaborately carved stone doorway fronts the House of Inquisition in Cartagena, Colombia. The first story windows are barred, while small balconies adorn the windows above. The Inquisition was an institution within Roman Catholicism charged with preserving...
Format: image/photograph
"The duty of colored citizens to their country"
In North Carolina in the New South, page 6.3
Sermon urging African Americans to support the war effort against Spain and to enroll in the U.S. army, thereby making a good statement for themselves and demonstrating their loyalty, even the face of continued suffering.
Format: speech/primary source
Spectators at a bullfight in Cartagena, Colombia
Spectators at a bullfight in Cartagena, Colombia
A large crowd cheers from a grandstand. Bullfighting was brought to the New World from Spain during the colonial period. It is a highly-ritualized sport that still retains its popularity in Colombia. While increasingly termed a bloodsport and criticized by...
Format: image/photograph
The Third North Carolina Regiment
In North Carolina in the New South, page 6.4
In the Spanish-American War, North Carolina raised an all-black regiment under black command. The soldiers faced racism and violence from whites both in and out of the military, and white Democrats campaigned against the regiment in 1898.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Reading guide: Spain and America
In Two worlds: Educator's guide, page 3.2
These terms and questions will guide students as they read "Spain and America: From Reconquest to Conquest." Filling in the chronological list of dates will enable students to understand the order in which events unfolded in Spain and in America, and answering the questions will encourage students to think critically about the readings in the chapter.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
The Spanish-American War
In North Carolina in the New South, page 6.2
The Spanish-American War of 1898 ended Spain’s colonial empire in the Western Hemisphere and secured the position of the United States as a Pacific power.
Format: article