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Famous Explorers

Social Studies, Grade 4

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Study Guide Famous Explorers Social Studies, Grade 4

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FAMOUS EXPLORERS Who were the Famous Explorers? Christopher Columbus (1451-1506): Italian explorer o He was sent by King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella of Spain. o He took the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria as his ships. o He came to an island he named San Salvador. John Cabot (1450-1499): born in Italy, sailed from England o Made the first English land claim in North America when he landed in Canada Vasco da Gama (1460-1524): Portugese explorer o Wanted to travel to India. He went around Africa to get there. Juan Ponce de Leon (1474-1521); Spanish explorer o Discovered and named “La Florida” Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521): born in Portugal, sailed for Spain o Named the Pacific Ocean (Pacific means “peaceful”) o He died on the journey, but his crew made the first trip around the world. Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596): English explorer o Robbed a ship to get lots of silver and other prizes Jacques Cartier (1491-1557): French explorer o Explored parts of Canada, and named a mountain “Mont- real”. Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635): French explorer o Discovered a lake that was over 100 miles long. It was named after him. Henry Hudson (1565-1611): English explorer o Was trying to find the Northwest Passage o Explored a large river going north. It was later named after him. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Lewis & Clar k: U.S. explorers o President Jefferson chose them to explore the new land of the Louisiana Purchase. o Sacagawea helped them cross the Rocky Mountains to get to the Pacific Ocean. Try This! Draw lines to connect the explorer with what he is famous for. Hudson exploring Canada Lewis & Cl ark naming Pacific Ocean Magellan naming La Florida De Leon New York river Cabot exploring Louisiana Purchase land Cross out the people who are not famous explorers. Samuel de Champlain Jacques Cartier Christopher Jones Jesse Owens Christopher Columbus Arnold Schwarzenegger © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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