A Journey with Hernán Cortés
From the Series Primary Source Explorers
In 1504 Hernán Cortés left Spain for the Caribbean. Once there, he was given land, a home, and a good job. Eventually, he was given the opportunity to explore Mexico, which led to his conquest of the Aztec Empire. How can we learn more about Cortés, his conquest, and the Aztec culture he tried to destroy? We have letters, maps, and journals written by Cortés and those who traveled with him. We also have Aztec artifacts and the stories of those he conquered. Follow Cortés on his expedition through Mexico and explore primary sources from his time to learn more.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
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Primary Source Explorers
This dynamic series is packed with primary sources (letters, journal excerpts, maps, and objects from the period) to give readers new insight about some of the most studied explorers of the world. Each engaging title helps readers understand the historical context and consider the point… View available downloads →