Tuesday class * Christopher Columbus

Hello friends ! Today I am a day late celebrating Columbus Day –

Christopher Columbus is the explorer who is credited for discovering America. Of course, there were already people living in America at the time who we call Native Americans. There even was a European, Leif Ericsson, who had been to the Americas before. However, it was Columbus’ voyage that started the exploration and colonization of the Americas.

Before the Voyage

Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. He later lived in Lisbon where he worked as a trader. He learned how to make maps and navigate a ship.

Little known facts :

  • Columbus didn’t set out to prove the earth was round. …
  • Columbus was likely not the first European to cross the Atlantic Ocean. …
  • Three countries refused to back Columbus’ voyage. …
  • Nina and Pinta were not the actual names of two of Columbus’ three ships. …
  • The Santa Maria wrecked on Columbus’ historic voyage.

Video:

Kids Flip Book:

Now Go to school and have fun learning ! Lisa

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