Educator Resources for Conquistadors

Just who were the conquistadors, anyway? And why were they so determined to claim all that land for Spain? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will answer these questions and introduce you to some of the men who destroy ancient cultures in the name of gold, glory, and God. You'll discover how a small number of Spanish adventurers were able to wipe the majestic Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations off the map. You'll learn about the decisive roles that armor, horses, and guns played in the conquistadors' victories. Finally, you'll discover the terrible toll that their adventures took on the indigenous peoples of the Americas, and how the age of conquest came to an end. Click "play" to learn more!