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Explorers
4th Grade Explorers Unit
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Social Studies
4th Grade
09/26/2017

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Things sent from the Western Hemisphere to the Eastern Hemisphere along the Columbian Exchange.
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turkey, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, cocoa, and beans
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Things sent from the Eastern Hemisphere to the Western Hemisphere along the Columbian Exchange.
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horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, sugarcane, and smallpox
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Name technological factors that helped the explorers.
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  • ships - Caravel¬†
  • cartography
  • compass
  • astrolabe
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He and his crew were probably the first Europeans to set foot on North America.  They called this place off the east coast of Canada, Vinland.
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Leif Erikkson
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He went on an expedition to find a faster and easier route to the Indies.
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Christopher Columbus
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Spanish conquistador who traveled through Georgia in search of a rich American city, Confitachiqui.
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Hernando de Soto
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English sea captain who explored North America in search of a Northwest Passage in the early 1600's.  A river in New York state is named after him.
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Henry Hudson
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Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition around the world.
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Ferdinand Magellan
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An Italian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of North America is commonly held to be the second European voyage to the continent.
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John Cabot
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First explorer to sail down the Mississippi River from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Robert LaSalle
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