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K-12 Outreach: Lesson Plans

The Conquests of Spanish America

Conquests of Spanish AmericaThe Conquests of Spanish America curriculum units were written by teachers who were enrolled in History 686: The Conquests of Spanish America course with the UNM Department of History in Summer, 2009. With guidance from Dr. Kimberly Gauderman, these teachers created extensive lesson plans that linked New Mexico history to the conquest of Spanish America. With their permission, we share here the curriculum they developed in conjunction with the course. Suggested grades range from 5-12.

Curriculum

The complete guide is available for download or preview. We have also separated the individual lessons plans (below) for quick reference.

Image Attribution: Segments of the Palacio Nacional "The Arrival of Cortés" mural by Diego Rivera, 1951.