Friday, September 19, 2008

Navagator Project

We are going to trace The Discovery of America, the New World. In this lesson, we will find the earliest voyages to the New World.

Why are the American continents called the New World? Go to this website for more information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World

Who is: Peter Martyr d'Anghiera? What did he do?

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In what year did he refer to the New World?

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http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE6D81F3EF934A35754C0A964958260

Why didn't the Norsemen have a substantial effect upon the history of America?

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http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/columbus.htm

What country did Christopher Columbus sail for?

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What were the three ships that Christopher Columbus sailed to America?

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When did they set sail?

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The ship's log is the diary that the captain keeps to record the distance and what happens on the ship. Why did Columbus keep two logs?

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When did they sight land? _____________________________________________________


What islands did they really discover? Look at the map on the website.

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How long is a "league" in nautical miles?

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How long did Columbus stay on the first island before moving on?

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The Flagship is the leader of a group of ships. What happened to the Flagship? What was the name of the ship?


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Name three gifts the Columbus gave the natives.

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Name three gifts that the natives gave to Columbus.

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