Could you walk 2,000 miles across unknown territory? Could you adapt to life amongst people who do not speak your language? Cabeza de Vaca, a Spanish explorer, did all this and more. In Chapter 4, you read that Cabeza de Vaca's journey remains one of the most amazing feats of exploration in the Americas. In this activity, you will read about his journey and see where it took him.
Destination Title: Conquistadors
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Start at the Conquistadors Web site.
- Scroll down and click on Cabeza de Vaca.
- Then click on the photograph of Cabeza de Vaca.
- Analyze the map that appears.
- Then click on each "page" of Michael Wood's diary and read the information presented.
Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.