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Preparing for the Voyage

  • Select five essential items to take on a conquistador voyage.
  • Write a historical justification for your choice of essential items from the point of view of a member of Cortés' voyage to the Americas.

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome 8.3.1 - Students will appreciate how a society’s worldview influences the society's choices, decisions and interactions with others (C, I)
Specific Outcome - What key elements of Spain’s worldview led to the desire to expand the Spanish empire? (TCC, I, PADM)
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.1 - Students will analyze the validity of information based on context, bias, source, objectivity, evidence and reliability to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.2 - Students will evaluate ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.5 - Students will generate creative ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.1 - Students will distinguish cause, effect, sequence and correlation in historical events, including the long- and short-term causal relations
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.3 - Students will analyze the historical contexts of key events of a given time period
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.5 - Students will identify patterns in organized information
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.1 - Students will demonstrate skills of compromise and devise strategies to reach group consensus
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.2 - Students will propose and apply new ideas and strategies, supported with facts and reasons, to contribute to problem solving and decision making
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.3 - Students will propose and apply strategies or options to solve problems and deal with issues
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.4 - Students will participate in and predict outcomes of problem-solving and decision-making scenarios
Specific Outcome 8.S.5.2 - Students will consider the needs and perspectives of others
Specific Outcome 8.S.5.3 - Students will demonstrate leadership within groups where appropriate
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.1 - Students will integrate and synthesize concepts to provide an informed point of view on a research question or an issue
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.2 - Students will develop a position that is supported by information gathered through research
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.3 - Students will draw conclusions based upon research and evidence
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.5 - Students will organize and synthesize researched information
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.10 - Students will demonstrate the advanced search skills necessary to limit the number of hits desired for online and offline databases; for example, the use of "and" or "or" between search topics and the choice of appropriate search engines for the topic
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.11 - Students will develop a process to manage volumes of information that can be made available through electronic sources
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.12 - Students will evaluate the relevance of electronically accessed information to a particular topic
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.13 - Students will make connections among related, organized data, and assemble various pieces into a unified message
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.15 - Students will analyze and synthesize information to create a product
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.1 - Students will communicate in a persuasive and engaging manner through speeches, multimedia presentations and written and oral reports, taking particular audiences and purposes into consideration
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.3 - Students will elicit, clarify and respond appropriately to questions, ideas and multiple points of view presented in discussions
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.4 - Students will offer reasoned comments relating to a topic of discussion
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.5 - Students will listen to others to understand their points of view
C Citizenship
ER Economics and Resources
CC Culture and Community
I Identity
LPP The Land: Places and People
GC Global Connections
TCC Time, Continuity and Change
PADM Power, Authority, and Decision Making
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