Building a New World
Hispanic American History follows the timeline of this proud and ethnically diverse culture. This title introduces the conquistadors who explored and conquered the New World, from Columbus's discovery of the Americas for Spain to the fall of the Aztec and Inca civilizations. Included are short biographies of conquistadors Hernan Cortez, Francisco Pizarro, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Francisco Pizarro, Juan Ponce de Leon, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Hernando de Soto, and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, as well as early civil rights champion Bartolome de la Casas. Why the conquistadors were successful - politics, weapons of war, and smallpox - is also discussed, as are their reasons for exploration, from gold to territorial claims, and the lasting legacy and mixing of cultures that resulted from their efforts.
Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Imprint||ABDO & Daughters|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.1|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||147150|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Hispanic American History – Library Media Connection
This series highlights the Hispanic American culture from Ancient America through the present, and would be good for upper elementary and middle school students. The illustrations are a helpful supplement to the text. The series would be an excellent tool to use during the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Recommended.
Hispanic American History – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Ollhoff’s clearly written texts trace Hispanic history from the Paleo-Indians, conquistadors, and African forbears. These books also discuss the rise and decline of Spanish colonial North America; the effects of Mexican independence; discrimination and Hispanic civil rights; and the growing political, economic, and social influence of the Hispanic population. The layout is attractive with full-page illustrations and photos, many with text superimposed on the images. This series will help students understand the scope and significance of Hispanic history.