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Explorers

5th Grade Social Studies

TermDefinition
saga long, spoken tale repeated from one generation to the next
Eric the Red Viking explorer who sailed to Iceland in about 965 and Greenland in about 982
Leif Ericsson son of Eric the Red; sailed to North America in about 1000 and explored what is today known as Newfoundland
Vinland the name given to North America by Viking explorers
slave trade buying and selling of humans
navigation science used by sailors to plot their course and determine their location
Columbian Exchange movement of people, animals, plants, diseases, and ways of life
Amerigo Vespucci Italian navigator who sailed along the eastern coast of South America in 1501
Bartolomeau Dias Portuguese explorer who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope
Vasca de Gama Portuguese explorer who sailed to India in 1497
Prince Henry Prince of Portugal who established a school for sailors and navigators
Cape of Good Hope The southern tip of Africa
expedition a journey made for a special purpose
colony a settlement far way from the country that rules it
Christopher Columbus the first European to establish lasting contact between Europe and the Americas
West Indies a chain of islands discovered by Christopher Columbus
conquistador Spanish word for conquerors who came to the Americas in the 1500s
conquest capture or taking of something by force
convert to change from one belief to another
colonist person who lives in a colony
Hernando Cortes Spanish conqueror of the Aztec empire
Francisco Pizarro Spanish conquistador who defeated the Inca empire
New Spain after conquistadors took over the Aztecs, they founded a new colony in Mexico City
Moctezuma leader of the Aztecs when Hernando Cortes conquered the Aztec empire
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