A Journey with Christopher Columbus
From the Series Primary Source Explorers
In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed west from Europe and landed on a Caribbean island in what he thought was India. Over the next twelve years, Columbus made several voyages to the New World, seeking gold and power and bringing other Europeans to start colonies. How can we know what the journey was like for Columbus, his shipmates, and the Taino people he met in the Caribbean? We can study maps and tools Columbus used, excerpts from his journal, and carvings and jewelry created by the Taino. Explore primary sources from his time to learn more about his famous journey.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|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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Primary Source Explorers
This dynamic series is packed with primary sources (letters, journal excerpts, maps, and objects from the period) to give readers new insight about some of the most studied explorers of the world. Each engaging title helps readers understand the historical context and consider the point… View available downloads →