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Columbus and the adventure to the hot international highlights the impression that his epic trip had at the global. Why used to be Columbus so made up our minds? What did he promise style Ferdinand? Historians have known as Columbus's touchdown in the US the best occasion in global historical past. Biographies and timelines all through this identify help scholars as they describe the chronology of occasions and confirm what occurred and why. This identify will let scholars to figure out or extra critical rules in a textual content and examine their improvement over the process the textual content.

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Com/people/groups/famous-explorers Show What You Know 1. Describe what America was like before Columbus arrived. 2. What were European explorers looking for? Why? 3. Describe Cabot’s 1497 journey. Where did Cabot land? 4. Describe Magellan’s contribution to the Age of Discovery. 5. How did European explorers forever change the lives of Native Americans? 46 Glossary Christianity (KRIHS-chee-AN-uh-tee): a religion founded on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ; the main religion of Europe during the Age of Discovery colony (KOL-uh-nee): a group of people who settle in a distant land while remaining citizens of their original country; also the word for the place they settle conquistador (kon-KEES-tuh-dohr): a leader of the sixteenth-century Spanish expeditions who came to the Americas to find gold and convert Native Americans to Christianity continent (KON-tuh-nuhnt): one of seven main land masses of Earth: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America geography (gee-AH-gra-fee): the study of the Earth’s features, such as bodies of water, mountains, and islands Great Plains (GRAYT PLAYNZ) a large grassland area in central North America that stretches from northern Canada into Texas and New Mexico Indies (IHN-dees): the word used during Columbus’s day to refer to the areas now known as Iran, India, China, and Japan legends (LEHJ-uhnds): a stories passed down from one generation to another that may not be true mutiny (MYOO-tuh-nee): rebellion against legal authority by refusing to obey orders and often attacking officers, especially aboard a ship natives (NAY-tihvz): people who originate, or come from, a certain place navigation (NAV-uh-GAY-shuhn): the science of guiding a ship from place to place Vikings (VY-kihngz): explorers who came from northern Europe between the eighth and eleventh centuries; Vikings traveled by sea to raid other lands 47 Index Africa 8, 17, 19, 39 Alaska 11 Americas 8, 19, 23, 39, 41 Atlantic Ocean 19, 26 Bahamas 6, 37, 41 Balboa, Vasco Núñez de 25 Cabot, John 20 Canada 11, 21 Central America 25 Christianity 28, 38 Columbus, Christopher 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 conquistadors 28, 29, 34, 37 Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 29 Cortes, Hernan 29 de Soto, Hernando 29 diseases 38 Europe 6, 8, 11, 14, 19, 37 Ferdinand 4, 17, 18, 26 Florida 6, 10, 29 France 8, 17 gold 24, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35 Great Plains 35 guns 38 Henry VII 25 48 Indies 4, 6, 14, 16, 20 Magellan, Ferdinand 26, 28, 37 Maine 21 maps 19, 28 natives 5, 6, 21 New World 8, 23, 30, 37 Newfoundland 11 Niña 4 North America 10, 11, 25, 29 Northwest Passage 31 Pacific Ocean 19, 24 Panama 24 Pinta 4, 5 Pizarro, Francisco 29 Ponce de Léon, Juan 29 Portugal 8, 16, 17 Santa María 4 slave trade 39 South America 6, 18, 19, 26, 28, 29 Spain 4, 8, 17, 18, 24, 26, 28, 30, 39 trade 14, 39 Verrazano, Giovanni da 31 Vespucci, Amerigo 22 Vikings 11 Zuni(s) 32, 33 Comprehension and Extension Activities After reading the book, work on the following questions with your child or students in order to check their level of reading comprehension and content mastery.

Bernal Díaz del Castillo, The Conquest of New Spain, written around 1565 Columbus’s arrival on the shores of the Americas was the result of a miscalculation. However, this mistake proved to be far more important than his original plan. Historians have called Columbus’s landing in America the greatest event in world history. That morning on the beach in the Bahamas brought changes that continue to impact the world today. 41 Biographies Many people played important roles throughout this time period.

Biographies and timelines throughout this title support students as they describe the chronology of events and determine what happened and why. This title will allow students to determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text.

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