SOL 3.3
By Ms. Weinberg
© A. Weinberg
Long ago, before computers; before DVD
players; long before airplanes or cars,…

…there were adventurous people who wanted...
These adventurous people were
known as
Explorers!!

An explorer is a person who travels, seeking new
discoveries.
© A. Wei...
The Explorers that we will study went on long
trips, or voyages, to see what they could find.

Let’s take a look at 4 famo...
Christopher Columbus

•Columbus sailed for the country of Spain.
•He thought it was possible to sail west from Europe to q...
Christopher Columbus

•He was the first
European to discover
a sea route to
America.
•Columbus & his men
landed at San
Sal...
Juan Ponce deLeon

•If you travel to St. Augustine, Florida, you will
learn that deLeon was the first European to land in
...
Juan Ponce deLeon

•Ponce deLeon sailed for Spain (just as Columbus
did).
•He wanted to discover riches
& to find land to ...
Jacques Cartier
•He sailed for a
different country than
deLeon and Columbus
did. He sailed for
France.
•Cartier wanted to
...
Jacques Cartier

•Look at this map to see that Cartier explored the St.
Lawrence River Valley (near Quebec, Canada).
•He g...
Christopher Newport

•Unlike Columbus and deLeon, Newport did not sail for Spain.
He did not sail for France as Cartier ha...
Christopher Newport

•Newport sailed into Jamestown and was one of the
first to reach the fall line of the James River.
•L...
Now it’s time to answer some questions about
these 4 Explorers. It is OK to go back and re-read
the slides to find your an...
1. Which 2 Explorers sailed for Spain?
a. Columbus
b. de Leon
c. Cartier
d. Newport

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2. What was Jacques Cartier’s motivation for
exploring?
a. He wanted to try the food in other countries
b. He wanted to co...
3. Who was the first European to discover a sea
route to America?
(no choices here – just write the name)

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4. Christopher Newport sailed for the country of
(name the country) and wanted to colonize (name
the place).

This is
Newp...
5. Where is the

a. Florida

region of

b. Virginia

Jamestown

c. Mexico

located?

d. Spain

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6. What was Ponce deLeon’s main reason for
exploration?
a. To find a route to Europe
b. To discover riches & to conquer la...
7. Who gave the French a North American land claim?

a. Columbus
b. deLeon
c. Newport
d. Cartier

© A. Weinberg

Who
is
th...
It’s time to correct your answers.
1. Which 2 Explorers sailed for Spain?
(a)Columbus (b)deLeon

2. What was Jacques Carti...
3. Who was the first European to discover a sea route
to America?
Christopher Columbus
4. Christopher Newport sailed for t...
6. What was Ponce deLeon’s main reason for
exploration?
(b)To discover riches & to conquer land
7. Who gave the French a N...
Hand in your paper!

© A. Weinberg
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Explorers Intro

  1. 1. SOL 3.3 By Ms. Weinberg © A. Weinberg
  2. 2. Long ago, before computers; before DVD players; long before airplanes or cars,… …there were adventurous people who wanted to see new things!! © A. Weinberg
  3. 3. These adventurous people were known as Explorers!! An explorer is a person who travels, seeking new discoveries. © A. Weinberg
  4. 4. The Explorers that we will study went on long trips, or voyages, to see what they could find. Let’s take a look at 4 famous explorers: Christopher Columbus , Juan Ponce deLeon , Jacques Cartier, and Christopher Newport . © A. Weinberg
  5. 5. Christopher Columbus •Columbus sailed for the country of Spain. •He thought it was possible to sail west from Europe to quickly reach Asia. •Columbus wanted to find a western sea route to Asia. © A. Weinberg
  6. 6. Christopher Columbus •He was the first European to discover a sea route to America. •Columbus & his men landed at San Salvador (near Bahamas). •They called the land “The New World.” © A. Weinberg
  7. 7. Juan Ponce deLeon •If you travel to St. Augustine, Florida, you will learn that deLeon was the first European to land in Florida. © A. Weinberg •He claimed Florida for Spain.
  8. 8. Juan Ponce deLeon •Ponce deLeon sailed for Spain (just as Columbus did). •He wanted to discover riches & to find land to conquer. © A. Weinberg
  9. 9. Jacques Cartier •He sailed for a different country than deLeon and Columbus did. He sailed for France. •Cartier wanted to colonize the New World (where Columbus had sailed). © A. Weinberg
  10. 10. Jacques Cartier •Look at this map to see that Cartier explored the St. Lawrence River Valley (near Quebec, Canada). •He gave France a North American land claim. © A. Weinberg
  11. 11. Christopher Newport •Unlike Columbus and deLeon, Newport did not sail for Spain. He did not sail for France as Cartier had done. Newport sailed for the country of England. •Christopher wanted to discover riches. He also wanted to find a western sea route to Asia. •Today, many people in Virginia have heard of Christopher Newport, the Explorer. He wanted to colonize Virginia. © A. Weinberg
  12. 12. Christopher Newport •Newport sailed into Jamestown and was one of the first to reach the fall line of the James River. •Later on, Newport made additional voyages & brought more people to help settle Virginia. © A. Weinberg
  13. 13. Now it’s time to answer some questions about these 4 Explorers. It is OK to go back and re-read the slides to find your answers. Please click on the mouse to move to the next slide… Get your paper and pencil ready… © A. Weinberg
  14. 14. 1. Which 2 Explorers sailed for Spain? a. Columbus b. de Leon c. Cartier d. Newport © A. Weinberg
  15. 15. 2. What was Jacques Cartier’s motivation for exploring? a. He wanted to try the food in other countries b. He wanted to colonize the New World c. He wanted to travel around the world as quickly as he could © A. Weinberg
  16. 16. 3. Who was the first European to discover a sea route to America? (no choices here – just write the name) © A. Weinberg
  17. 17. 4. Christopher Newport sailed for the country of (name the country) and wanted to colonize (name the place). This is Newport © A. Weinberg
  18. 18. 5. Where is the a. Florida region of b. Virginia Jamestown c. Mexico located? d. Spain © A. Weinberg
  19. 19. 6. What was Ponce deLeon’s main reason for exploration? a. To find a route to Europe b. To discover riches & to conquer land c. To meet the Native people d. To please the King and Queen © A. Weinberg
  20. 20. 7. Who gave the French a North American land claim? a. Columbus b. deLeon c. Newport d. Cartier © A. Weinberg Who is this guy?
  21. 21. It’s time to correct your answers. 1. Which 2 Explorers sailed for Spain? (a)Columbus (b)deLeon 2. What was Jacques Cartier’s motivation for exploring? (b) He wanted to colonize the New World © A. Weinberg
  22. 22. 3. Who was the first European to discover a sea route to America? Christopher Columbus 4. Christopher Newport sailed for the country of (England) and wanted to colonize (Virginia). 5. Where is the region of Jamestown located? (b)Virginia © A. Weinberg
  23. 23. 6. What was Ponce deLeon’s main reason for exploration? (b)To discover riches & to conquer land 7. Who gave the French a North American land claim? (d) Cartier © A. Weinberg
  24. 24. Hand in your paper! © A. Weinberg

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