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Explorers

Use this StudyStack to prepare for the Explorers Exam: 4th Grade

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Columbus Explored the Caribbean and South America for Spain.
Cabot Explored eastern Canada for England.
Cartier Explored eastern Canada and the St. Lawrence River for France.
Hudson Explored the eastern United States (especially NY) and Canada for England and later for the Netherlands (Dutch).
Ponce de Leon Explored Florida for Spain, searching for a fountain of youth.
Balboa Explored Central America for Spain and sighted the Pacific Ocean.
The Silk Road Used for trade, it connected Europe to China.
Hudson His crew mutinied and set him, his son, and several crew members adrift in a Canadian bay.
The Vikings This group from northern Europe arrived in America around the year 1000.
The Northwest Passage Explorers like Cartier and Hudson were searching for this pathway to China and India.
compass This invention allowed ships to navigate even on cloudy days.
astrolabe This invention allowed ships to navigate using the sun and stars.
Spain Explorers like Columbus, Balboa, and Ponce de Leon sailed for this country.
Created by: briansegool