Chapter 9 Spain Looks Westward “What elements of a society’s worldview might lead to a desire to create an empire?” • Read story page193 • What factors do you think influence Christopher Columbus to want to set out on his voyage? • Fame, fortune, find unknown, etc • Why might the Spanish monarchs have been reluctant to support him? • Other European leaders had turned him down, he wasn’t Spanish, they didn’t trust him, they thought his plan wouldn’t succeed, the cost was too high, it could look foolish. Section 1: Geography and Religion • “Geography controls everything” True or false – small group discussion( you need to have support for your position) • Read page 196- 197 page 200 complete T-chart on the positive and negative impact of Muslim rule • List 2 reasons why the Muslims lost control of Spain. • How does geography affect how we live? Write a saying that applies to the impact of geography in our lives and draw a picture to go along with it. (For example, Snow rules! With a visual with a snowplow stuck in a snow drift) Section 2: Creating a Christian Spain • In what ways did Ferdinand and Isabella impose their religious worldview on Spanish society? • How could someone impose their worldview on others? • Read aloud the opening paragraph on page 201 • How do certain people and events can have a strong influence on others. • read pages 203 and 204 • When is expulsion necessary? – Define what expulsion means. Is the expulsion of students from school ever justified? What about the expulsion of citizens from a country? Can you think of examples of citizen being expelled from an area? • Notes: Ferdinand and Isabella: Heroes or Villains? • Read aloud and pages 205 and 206, “Saving Souls.” • Why do you think Ferdinand and Isabella were so determined to force their worldview on others. • Why do they think the people of Spain went along with this? • Reflection (persuasive paragraph): Do you think Ferdinand and Isabella’s actions during the Spanish Requisition were justified? Support your answer with details and examples.