Unit 1: Lesson 1-2: Exploring the Americas, 1400-1625 Apply PART TWO

Unit 1: Lesson 1-2: Exploring the Americas, 1400-1625 Apply PART TWO

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  • As I arrived to shore, two young girls came up to me and began questioning me in a curious tone. I could not understand them, mis hijos, because they spoke with a different tongue. We ended up communicating with our hands. 
  • I learned that this was the city of Tenochitlan. The city was absolutely stunning! Those Indian peoples were perfecto. The buildings all but rose straight from the water and the people used boats to get by with.
  • I traded my "Marco Polo's Travels" book for one of their oddly written ones. They would use pictures for letters! I also traded for some maize and other food for the journey back home.
  • I also learned about their religion. I tried to preach Christianity as best as I could, but it was hard to explain only using my hands.
  • But then alas mi amigos, one day I had to leave my new friends and return home. I packed all my new supplies into crates and stored all my new knowledge securely in my head. I said goodbye and sailed away.
  • I eventually sailed home one day, and found Columbus taking all the credit of somehow saying that, "He discovered India first" I was confused at first because I had found it but at the end let it go. That was not the last time I met with my new Indian friends. I sailed to them time and time again to meet them and to marvel at the great sights of Tenochtitlan. I learned a lot and am happy that I made the journey to India before Columbus did!
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