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Parent Connections for Social Studies - Fourth Grade Semester 1 - European Exploration

Eric the Explorer talks about Europeans coming to the Americas!

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Why did European settlers come to Texas? As students study European Exploration and Mission Life, they will embark upon a journey in which they will learn about the motivation for exploration and settlement of Texas. Students will acquire knowledge of the Europeans’ desire for expansion and search for economic opportunity.

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Students will also be able to research the accomplishments and significance of explorers including Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, and René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle. Finally, students will explain when, where, and why the Spanish established Catholic missions and settlements in Texas.

Watch as the Missions of Texas Appear Before Your Eyes!

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