Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids by Ronald A. Reis

By Ronald A. Reis

Christopher Columbus is likely one of the most famed humans in global historical past, but few understand the entire tale of the superb, innovative, and tragic Italian explorer. Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for children portrays the “Admiral of the sea Seas” neither as hero nor heel yet as a incorrect and complicated guy whose value is undeniably huge. childrens will achieve a fuller photo of the seafarer’s lifestyles, his impression, and the hazards and thrills of exploration as they know about all 4 of Columbus’s voyages to the hot international, not only his first, in addition to the 12 months that Columbus spent stranded at the island of Jamaica with no desire of rescue. scholars, mom and dad, and lecturers will have fun with the in-depth discussions of the indigenous peoples of the recent global and of the implications of Columbus’s voyages—the alternate of illnesses, rules, plants, and populations among the hot international and the outdated. enjoyable hands-on actions remove darkness from either the nautical thoughts brought and the days during which Columbus lived. teenagers can:
- Tie nautical knots
- behavior a blanket (silent) trade
- Make a compass
- Simulate a hurricane
- Take nautical measurements
And even more

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In this activity, you will create a globe that represents the world as it was thought to be in the time of Eratosthenes. continued . . 21 M AKE AN A NCIENT G LOBE —Continued ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Materials Round balloon Nonstick cooking spray Scissors Newspaper Mixing bowl 1 cup flour 1½ cups water 1 tablespoon salt ¼ cup white glue ^ Bowl to be used ^ ^ ^ ^ as stand for balloon Tissue paper Paintbrushes A set of acrylic paints 2 wet washcloths to keep hands clean 1. Inflate a balloon to approximately 8 to 10 inches in diameter and tie closed.

Repeat Steps 6 and 7 and record your results. Your time should have doubled to around four minutes. 10. To get your half-hour glass to actually measure close to one-half hour, you will need to constrict the hole even further. Experiment by moving the cardboard square so that only a small opening is available for the sand to sift through. NOTE: If you make the hole too small, the sand will soon clog up the hole and your half-hour glass will stop functioning. Once again, Columbus sought divine intervention.

What is the distance between Istanbul, number them 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, and 5c. Check Turkey, and the Strait of Gibraltar? your answers below. 3a. What is the distance from Lisbon, Portugal, to Ireland? 4a. What is the direct distance from Gambia to Cape Town, South Africa? 5a. What is the distance from Tokyo, Japan, to Singapore? 5b. 3,150 statute miles 5a. 2,750 nautical miles 4b. 3,750 statute miles 4a. 3,250 nautical miles 3b. 860 statute miles 3a. 750 nautical miles 2c. 500 leagues 2b. 1,725 statute miles 2a.

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