Lesson Plan: Who was Francisco Vásquez de Coronado?

In 1540, a young Spanish nobleman led a self-financed expedition of Spaniards, Indian allies, and slaves north into what would become New Spain, seeking the wealth of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola and the financial rewards due to Spaniards who increased the lands of the Spanish crown.

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Your students will investigate web resources to discover facts and complete a timeline of Coronado’s life in this printer-ready, standards-based lesson.

Recommended as a lesson to work on before or after your visit to Coronado Historic Site, this lesson will stand alone without the field trip if it is impossible for you to visit us.

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Who Was Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Lesson Plan

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