The Spanish Missions of Florida

The Spanish Missions of Florida

by Eric Suben
     
 

What foods did the Spanish introduce to Florida at the missions?

The Spanish brought watermelons, peaches, figs, and other foods to Florida missions.

Inside, You'll Find:

What game the Apalachee people played to ensure they would have a good harvest;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and what scientists started digging up and studying in Florida more than 20

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Overview

What foods did the Spanish introduce to Florida at the missions?

The Spanish brought watermelons, peaches, figs, and other foods to Florida missions.

Inside, You'll Find:

What game the Apalachee people played to ensure they would have a good harvest;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and what scientists started digging up and studying in Florida more than 20 years ago;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
This small, informative book opens with a True/False question, promising the answer to follow somewhere within the text, sending young readers on a treasure hunt for facts. Illustrations, photographs, short articles, and bursts of text easily lead the reader through the history of the Spanish presence in Florida. The first Spanish mission in what is now the United States was built in the sixteenth century in St. Augustine. Dozens of others followed where the Spanish converted Native Americans and introduced cattle, horses, peaches, and oranges. Some of the Native American tribes cooperated with the Spanish. In fact, Father Francisco Pareja developed the first written form of the Timucua language enabling them to better communicate with one another and read religious texts. Other tribes eventually revolted and, along with disease, were responsible for the demise of the mission life. Because most of the missions were built from wood, few survive. However, modern archaeologists have been able to recreate much of the mission life from their discoveries. Pronunciation guides, a glossary, and an index make this volume easy to use as a reference. Part of the "A True Booktrade" series. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531205785
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
Scholastic True Book Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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