Exploring the Americas

Exploring the Americas Run Slideshow

What would you be willing to risk in exchange for wealth, fame, and adventure? If you were a European explorer from the mid-15th to the mid-16th century, the risk might be danger, disease, or drowning. Ready to set sail with these brave souls and participate in a drama that changed the world forever? For kids interested in the key actors in the drama, Kids Discover Exploring the Americas is replete with details about the what, when, and where of their exploits. The “who” includes well-known players such as Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortés as well as Vespucci, Verrazzano, and many more.

Visually oriented kids will enjoy the many maps depicting the explorers’ voyages and regions of European control. Sequentially oriented kids will have fun delving into the time lines of important events from 1492 to 1620. Tech kids will want to read about the technology that made the voyages possible from the compass to the sextant to the chromometer and more. Kids who want more details can follow the adventures of Balbao, Cartier, and others by diving into the lively text. In the end, kids will develop a keen appreciation of how the movement of people between continents changed world cultures and ecosystems forever.

What would you be willing to risk in exchange for wealth, fame, and adventure? If you were a European explorer from the mid-15th to the mid-16th century, the risk might ...
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