Explorers to the New World: Moments in History

Explorers to the New World: Moments in History

by Shirley Jordan




What motivated men to risk their lives sailing to and exploring unknown lands in the New World? Was it the quest for fame, wealth, or new trade routes? Explorers to the New World: Moments in History explains why many men came, what they accomplished, and why we remember them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789151254
Publisher: Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Cover-to-Cover Bks.
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

A Timeline of Important Events4
Chapter 1.The Vikings7
Chapter 2.Christopher Columbus: Admiral of the Ocean Sea17
Chapter 3.Others Who Sailed West26
Chapter 4.A Search for Magic Waters28
Chapter 5.The Discoveries Continue30
Chapter 6.Cabeza de Vaca's Long Walk32
Chapter 7.Francisco Vasquez de Coronado35
Chapter 8.The Secret Resting Place41
Chapter 9.Henry Hudson's River46
Chapter 10.The Explorations Continue48
Chapter 11.Explorers to the Pacific Shores50
Chapter 12.An Error in Navigation54
Chapter 13.The End of an Era60

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