|Explore with Hernando de Soto|
Author: Stuckey, Rachel
Spanish explorer de Soto is known for leading the first European expedition to discover--and cross--the Mississippi River.
Common Core Standards
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/15/2016 With a peppy tone and magazine-like layout, titles in the Travel with the Great Explorers series introduce students to notable explorers and their journeys and invite them to consider what it might be like to travel with those trailblazers. In Hernando de Soto, kids will learn about his doomed search for gold in the southeastern corner of the U.S. and his savage treatment of the peoples already living there (though that part of the history is given fairly short shrift). Thanks to snappy headings and lots of graphics, each entry is undoubtedly eye-catching, although the thematic—rather than chronological—organization is sometimes haphazard, and many facts get repeated in each section. Though the lack of a significant critical lens is a drawback, the plethora of facts, maps, and writing prompts to encourage engagement will nonetheless be illuminating. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.