USE FULL SENTENCES AND CITE TEXT WHEN NEEDED
1. Which two islands does Columbus describe in his letter to the Spanish king and queen? Write the old names and current names in parentheses afterward.
2. How does Columbus describe the inhabitants (people) that he came across on Hispana? Support your answer with three details from the text.
3. In his letter, Columbus says that all the inhabitants of the island exchanged valuable things for “the very least thing or nothing at all.” Why did the inhabitants exchange valuable things for trinkets?
4. What did Columbus ultimately hope would be a result of his interaction with the inhabitants? Support your answer with evidence from the text.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
We're starting this year with some geography activities in SS. Students will learn to properly use latitude and longitude, as well as different aspects of an atlas that expand their ideas of the importance of understanding geography. They should understand how it plays into relationships throughout the world.