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Unformatted text preview: Early Explorers and Map Skills Early SOL 3.3 and 3.5 Robin Powell Mecklenburg County This lesson is designed to reinforce: Virginia SOL 3.3 and 3.5 Virginia The student will develop map skills and The study the exploration of America. study • In order to meet these standards, students should be In able to: able Position and label the seven continents and the four oceans to Position create a world map create Use the equator and the prime meridian to identify the four Use hemispheres hemispheres Locate the countries of Spain, England, and France Identify reasons for exploring, the information gained, and the Identify results from the travel results Describe the accomplishments of Christopher Columbus, Juan Describe Ponce de Leon, Jacque Cartier, and Christopher Newport Ponce Locate the regions in the Americas explored by Columbus (San Locate Salvador in the Bahamas), Juan Ponce de Leon (near St. Augustine, Florida), Jacques Cartier (near Quebec, Canada), and Christopher Newport (Jamestown, Virginia) and NORTH AMERICA EUROPE ASIA ASIA AFRICA SOUTH AMERICA AMERICA AUSTRALIA ANTARCTICA Atl an t ic Oc ea n Arctic Ocean Indian Ocean Pacific Ocean Number your paper from 1 to 11. Match the name of the ocean or continent with the number and write it on your paper. Use the word bank below. 11 Word Bank 3 Africa Antarctica Arctic Ocean Asia Atlantic Ocean Australia Europe Indian Ocean North America Pacific Ocean South America 4 1 8 5 9 2 10 6 7 We live on the continent of North America. We Can you name the countries on our continent? continent? North America America Canada nt ic At la o xic Me P i cif a n ea Oc c O ce an United States England England England France France y ally IItta Ita ly Spain Spain Wh dt aile os e in blu ean oc he 92? 14 In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of the Indies. He had spent much time trying to convince King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain to pay for the ships that would have him bringing them all of the finest riches in India. This would be a difficult journey because Columbus would have to sail west to reach the Indies in the east. The King and Queen finally agreed and gave Columbus three ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. After a difficult voyage, Columbus and his three ships landed. Believing he had landed in India he named the native people there Indians. Columbus actually landed on an island south of North America, known as San Salvador. This “mistake” in which he discovered the Americas opened the doors to future European exploration. Spain Spain San Salvador Juan Ponce de Leon Juan • Ponce de Leon sailed for Spain • He went looking for the Fountain of Youth • He was the first European to land on the peninsula of Florida • Ponce de Leon explored the area that later became St. Augustine, the first Spanish settlement in the New World Ponce de Leon’s Journey Spain Florida Jacques Cartier • Cartier sailed for France. • He was looking for the Northwest passage to the Indies. • He explored the St. Lawrence River in Canada, near what later became Quebec. Jacques Cartier’s Voyage St . L aw eR renc i v er France Christopher Newport Christopher Christopher Newport sailed for England. He was sent by the Virginia Company to establish a colony in the New World. Newport sailed with colonists and supplies on three ships: the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery. They landed in the New World in 1607 and named the new settlement Jamestown, after King James of England. Jamestown was the first successful English settlement. It is located on the James River in what is now Virginia. England Jamestown Review Review Who were the explorers we studied? Where did they come from? What were their accomplishments? • Christopher Columbus • Juan Ponce de Leon • Jacques Cartier • Christopher Newport • Spain • England • France • • • • San Salvador St. Augustine Quebec Jamestown Number your paper from 1 to 4. Match the explorer with the accomplishment. Write the explorer’s name on the line beside the number. ...
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