When Did Columbus Arrive in the Americas?
And Other Questions about Columbus's Voyages
From the Series Six Questions of American History
In the late 1400s, Christopher Columbus was sure he could find a trade route from Spain to the Far East by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean. On his first voyage, he landed on an island in the Caribbean Sea. He soon realizedn that this was not Asia and returned to Spain for more supplies. Even after three more attempts, Columbus never found a westward route to Asia. But his discoveries forever changed European views of the world and led to settlement in the Americas.
So why did Columbus want a route to the Far East?
How did he get his idea to sail west?
What challenges did he and his crew face?
Discover the facts about Columbus’s voyages and how they changed the world.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.5|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||149017|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
Author: Jennifer Krueger
Kathy Allen has published over one dozen books for children. She has previously worked as an editor for publishers of children’s library books. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota. Allen lives with her husband and their son in South Minneapolis.
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Six Questions of American History
Explore pivotal moments in US history, from colonial times to the Civil War. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the View available downloads →