A Journey with Henry Hudson
From the Series Primary Source Explorers
In 1607 Henry Hudson set sail in search of the Northwest Passage. He turned up empty-handed after two attempts. The following year, the Dutch East India Company hired him to find the Northeast Passage. This journey, too, ended in frustration. In 1610 Hudson made a final attempt—but in 1611 his crew staged a mutiny and left him to die. Hudson did become the first European to sail up the Hudson River, which still bears his name. How can we learn about Hudson’s journeys? We can study maps, writings, and artwork created when he lived. Go exploring with Henry Hudson and primary sources to learn more.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
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