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Exploration Vocab

5th Grade Exploration Chapters Vocabulary & Explorers

Monopoly Complete control of selling a product or service
Circumnavigate Sail around the world
Archipelago Group or Chain of Islands
Cartographer Mapmaker
Mutiny Sailors overthrowing the captain on a ship
Charter Permission to found a colony in the Americas
Scurvy A disease caused by the lack of vitamin C
Strait A narrow waterway that connects two bodies of water
Hull The sides and bottom of a boat
Royal Standard Explorers raised this when they claimed a region for their monarch.
Columbus Was sponsored to find a western route to the East Indies
Drake Defeated the Spanish Armada
Verrazano Sailed into New York Harbor
Magellan Was a Portuguese who led a Spanish expedition
Polo Wrote about his visit to China
Raleigh Founded the Roanoke Colony
Hudson Sailed as far as Albany, NY
Champlain Founded a settlement in what is now Quebec City
Cabot Was an Italian who led an English expedition (changed his name)
Balboa Claimed the Pacific Ocean for Spain
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