Spanish Conquistadors Primary Source Worksheet

Grade Levels
6th - 10th
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Conquistadors Primary Source Worksheet

This is a great, vivid depiction of how brutal the Spanish conquistadors were in their conquests of the West Indies. It features a one page primary source excerpt from a Spanish missionary's journal.

After reading the account, students answer a set of comprehension questions of varying difficulty to gauge their understanding/. Lastly, students use information from the reading to defend or refute a statement. This helps students think critically and work on their writing skills.

An answer key is included for your convenience.

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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.


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