I was an explorer for England. I was looking for a quicker route to the Far East. I sailed near the Arctic Circle and claimed all the lands I encountered for England.
I was an explorer that sailed for Spain. I was looking for a new and faster route to the Far East. I did not reach my goal be discovered the lands and wealth of North and South America.
I was a Spanish conquistador. I explored the southeastern United States and claimed this land for Spain.
Hernando de Soto
I was a Viking from Greenland. I sailed the northern Atlantic Ocean and settled in North America for a short while. I called the land I settled Vinland.
I was an explorer that sailed for the Netherlands and England. I was searching for the Northwest Passage. I claimed and mapped what is now New York for the Netherlands and lands in Canada for England. They named the Hudson River and Hudson Bay for me.
I explored for France. I explored the Mississippi River to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. I named this area Louisiana, claiming it for France.
I led the first expedition around the world. I died before the journey was complete and claimed the lands for Spain. My crew proved that sailing around the world could be done.
Explorer Trading Cards
Explorer flash cards to match SC 4th grade social studies standards