In this Flash activity, you’ll review famous explorers of North America (Christopher Columbus, Jacques Cartier, Ponce de Leon, and Christopher Newport).  You’ll also identify their sponsor countries and see where they landed.  To do the activity full screen click here.

SOL Correlation:

3.3 The student will study the exploration of the Americas by

  1. a)describing the accomplishments of Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de León, Jacques Cartier, and Christopher Newport;


3.5 The student will develop map skills by

  1. c)locating the countries of Spain, England, and France;

d) locating the regions in the Americas explored by Christopher Columbus (San Salvador in the Bahamas), Juan Ponce de León (near St.Augustine, Florida), Jacques Cartier (near Quebec, Canada), and Christopher Newport (Jamestown, Virginia);

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