Remember Our Soldiers
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by Gail Skroback Hennessey
There were many explorers during the Age of Exploration(1400-1700), a time when many people explored the planet by boat. At the time, most people believed the earth was flat and that the planet did not move. It was also believed that the sun and stars revolved around the Earth. It was also thought that there was one large ocean that surrounded the three known land masses-Asia, Europe and Africa. Early explorers were very brave as as they sailed intomostly uncharted territory. There were many real dangers such as running out of food and water before reaching land, drowning and getting lost and never returning home.Many people of the time believed the ocean was filled with sea monsters. People also thought there was a burning furnace in the ocean that would set ships ablaze and that there was a giant magnet in the ocean that would pull nails from the hull of a ship! Get your compass and astrolabe, pack your bag and let's explore the Age of Exploration.
1. When Columbus arrived in the area of Cuba, he discovered natives using hammocks. He really liked the idea and thought itwould work great for sailors aboard ships. What were two fears of the crew on the 1492 voyage?____________ and ______________Why did the crew almost mutiny against Columbus?________________Which country funded Columbus' voyages?_________Find the answers at this link:http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0312-Christopher-Columbus.php
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