background preloader

Jacobslibrary

Facebook Twitter

Virginia Third Grade SOLs Jeopardy Template. Citations. SOL 3.3 Explorers. 3rd Grade VA SOL Exploration flashcards. Juan Ponce de Leon. Christopher Columbus. Jacques Cartier. Christopher Newport. Elementary School Resources. This lesson corresponds to material found in: Episode 1 When the World Began...

Elementary School Resources

Backgrounder In the summer of 1534, Jacques Cartier, sailing under the flag of France, explored Canada's eastern coasts in search of a north west passage to the precious riches of Asia. He travelled up the Gulf of the St. Lawrence and, at what's now called Baie des Chaleurs, met the Micmac with whom he traded objects for furs. Cartier continued his journey, and took possession of the territory in the name of France. Donnacona's sons told Cartier about a river leading into the territory he had been exploring. Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company - History. Long before Europeans discovered North America, Aboriginal peoples were trading everything from copper tools to pottery.

Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company - History

But trade really took off after Europeans made contact! In 1492 Christopher Columbus landed in North America, looking for a way to China. He and many others thought that there must be a way to reach China by sailing west, instead of around Africa. These explorers did not realize how big North America was, so kept looking for a way through the continent. One way they looked was north. Then, in 1534, Jacques Cartier set sail from France hoping to find the Northwest Passage.

He continued his journey and stopped at the Gaspé Peninsula in the Gulf of St. Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Biography - French explorer. Jacques Cartier, (born 1491, Saint-Malo, Brittany, France—died Sept. 1, 1557, near Saint-Malo), French mariner, whose explorations of the Canadian coast and the St.

biography - French explorer

Lawrence River (1534, 1535, 1541–42) laid the basis for later French claims to North America (see New France). Cartier also is credited with naming Canada, though he used the name—derived from the Huron-Iroquois kanata, meaning a village or settlement—to refer only to the area around what is now Quebec city. Cartier appears to have voyaged to the Americas, particularly Brazil, prior to his three major North American voyages. When King Francis I of France decided in 1534 to send an expedition to explore the northern lands in the hope of discovering gold, spices, and a passage to Asia, Cartier received the commission.

Jacques Cartier - Biography - Explorer. French explorer Jacques Cartier is known chiefly for exploring the St.

Jacques Cartier - Biography - Explorer

Lawrence River and giving Canada its name. Synopsis French navigator Jacques Cartier was born on December 31, 1491, in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France, and was sent by King Francis I to the New World in search of riches and a new route to Asia in 1534. His exploration of the St. Lawrence River allowed France to lay claim to lands that would become Canada. CARTIER, Jacques (1491-1557) CARTIER, JACQUES, navigateur malouin, premier explorateur du golfe Saint-Laurent en 1534, découvreur du fleuve Saint-Laurent en 1535, commandant de la colonie de Charlesbourg-Royal en 1541–1542, né probablement entre le 7 juin et le 23 décembre 1491 à Saint-Malo (Bretagne) où il décéda en 1557.

CARTIER, Jacques (1491-1557)

Cartier navigue sans doute dès sa jeunesse, mais on ne connaît rien de sa carrière avant 1532. Suivant Lanctot, Cartier aurait fait partie des expéditions de Verrazzano en 1524 et en 1528. Les absences de Cartier qui coïncident avec les voyages du célèbre Florentin, l’objectif que l’on fixe à Cartier en 1534, son point d’arrivée à Terre-Neuve qui correspond au point ultime du voyage de 1524, une carte danoise de 1605 et une affirmation du jésuite Biard dans sa relation de 1614 amènent Lanctot à conclure que Cartier a longé le littoral de l’Amérique du Nord en 1524.

Early New World Explorers - FREE American History Lesson Plans & Games for Kids. *Use This Website for Skill:Discerning Information. Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was born in 1951 in Sydney, Australia.

Christopher Columbus

His home was on the sea and Christopher longed to become an explorer and sailor. However, as a young man, Christopher went to Portugal and got involved in the map making business with his brother, Bartholomew. This business made Columbus a rich man. His books of maps are still found today in every library in the world. Juan Ponce de Leon. Juan Ponce de Leon Juan Ponce de Leon was born on December 3, 1460 in Sines, Germany.

Juan Ponce de Leon

He became interested in sailing through his cousin, Christopher Columbus , and also was close friends with his neighbor, Vasco Da Gama , so it was no surprise that he became a world-famous explorer. In 1493 he accompanied Columbus on his second expedition to the Americas. Due to a disagreement between Ponce de Leon and his cousin, he did not return home but remained in Santo Domingo, which is now known as the Dominican Republic. While there, he contracted a rare disease which caused the loss of his right hand. A rumor had been spreading about gold, so Ponce de Leon set off in search of gold. In 1513 he was hired by Revlon, a cosmetic company, to search for the Fountain of Youth (a body of water that would enable you to look young forever).

The Voyages of Juan Ponce de Leon (Click to enlarge) Learn about Christopher Columbus. Map of Columbus 1st voyage. Maps of the Columbus Voyages 1492 - 1504. Exploradores y Conquistadores. Christopher Columbus: Extracts from Journal. Christopher Columbus: Extracts from Journal Edited by: Robert Guisepi Discovery Of America Book: Appendix C Author: Fiske, John Date: 1892 His four voyages (1492-93, 1493-96, 1498-1500, and 1502-04) opened the way for European exploration, exploitation, and colonization.

Christopher Columbus: Extracts from Journal

Columbus was the eldest son of Domenico Colombo, a Genoese wool worker and small-time merchant, and Susanna Fontanarossa, his wife. He is widely thought to have been the first European to sail across the Atlantic Ocean and make landfall on the American continent. The period between the quatercentenary celebrations of Columbus ' achievements in 1892-93 and the quincentenary ones of 1992 saw great advances in Columbus scholarship. Major written sources The majority of the surviving primary sources for Columbus were written to be read by other people. Further important material may be gleaned from the few books still extant from the admiral's own library. On his first voyage to the "Indies . " Early career and the first voyage. Columbus's First Voyage. Name: Date: Christopher Columbus, the famous explorer, traveled to the Americas while searching for an all-water route to China.

Columbus's First Voyage

Columbus began his career at sea sailing on Italian merchant vessels and studying navigation in Portugal. Throughout these years, Columbus theorized that Europeans could reach China by sailing west. After years of study, he approached the rulers of several European countries to fund his exploration. Read the ship's log excerpts written by Christopher Columbus. Primary Source Tips Reading historical documents may be hard for you if they contain words or word forms you are unfamiliar with.

September 24, 1492: "I am having serious troubles with the crew, despite the signs of land that we have. . . . 1. 2. 3.