Explore why and how Europeans in the Old World transformed the New World where we now live.

Spanish Colonialism

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LA. The student will demonstrate how rhythm and repetition as well as descriptive and figurative language help to communicate meaning in a poem

LA. Read and interpret informational text and organize information

LA.910.2.1.3: The student will explain how meaning is enhanced through various features of poetry, including sound structure, and graphic elements

LAFS.4.RI.1.3: Explain events, procedures, or concepts in historical, scientific, or technical texts​

LAFS.4.RL.1.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

LAFS.5.RL.1.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama or poem from details in the text, including how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

LAFS.68.RH.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/ social studies

LAFS.68.RH.3: Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts

LAFS.910.RH.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/ social science

MAFS.4.MD.1.2: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time and money, including problems involving simple fractions and decimals

MAFS.5.MD.1.1: Convert among different standard measurement units within a given measurement system and use these conversions in solving multi-step real world problems

SS.4.A.3.7: Identify nations that controlled Florida before it became a United States territory

SS.4.G.1.4: Interpret political and physical maps using map elements

SS.5.G.1.2: Use latitude and longitude to locate places

SS.6.G.1.1: Use latitude and longitude to understand the relationship between people and places on the Earth

SS.6.G.1.5: Use scale, cardinal direction, and intermediate directions and estimation of distances between places on current and ancient maps of the world

SS.6.G.1.6: Use a map to identify major bodies of water of the world, and explain ways they have impacted the development of major civilizations

SS.6.G.5.2: Use geographic terms and tools to explain why ancient civilizations developed networks of highways, waterways, and other transportation linkages

SS.8.A.1.2: Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs and timelines

SS.8.A.1.7: View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts

SS.912.A.1.1: Describe the importance of historiography, which includes how historical knowledge is obtained and transmitted, when interpreting events in history

SS.912.A.1.4: Analyze how images, symbols, objects, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret time periods and events from the past

SS.912.H.2.3: Apply various types of critical analysis to works in the arts, including the types and used of symbolism

SS.912.H.3.1: Analyze the effects of transportation, trade, communication, science, and technology on the preservation and diffusion of culture

SS.912.W.4.11: Summarize the causes that led to the Age of Exploration, and identify major voyages and sponsors

SS.912.W.4.14: Recognize the practice of slavery and other forms of forced labor experienced through the 13th through 17th centuries


This project is sponsored in part by

the Department of State,

Division of Historical Resources,

and the State of Florida.