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  • 1. Juan Ponce De Leon By Madison K. Mrs.Young 5th Grade February 5, 2009
  • 2. Early Life
    • Juan Ponce De Leon was born in Santervas, Spain in 1460.
    • Leon sent messages into royal court as a young boy.
    • Being the youngest boy in the family, Ponce De Leon dreamed of becoming a knight.
    • Juan’s family sent him to another house to train him to become a knight.
  • 3. Previous Experience
    • Ponce De Lean got educated for his masteries in fighting, manners, and religion.
    • Leon had fought in the war to retake Granada, Spain.
    • Ponce De Leon also had experience from the journey he had took on Christopher Columbus’s second voyage to the New World.
  • 4. Exploration
    • Leon stayed in Puerto Rico on the second journey to the New World.
    • Hearing about the Fountain of Youth he set out to search for it.
    • Ponce De Leon and his men encountered the Calusa Indians who were unfriendly and drove them out of their land.
    • They ended up not finding the Fountain of Youth.
  • 5. Results
    • While searching for the Fountain of Youth, Ponce De Leon discovered a little island that he named Borinquen in 1506.
    • Leon also noticed the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Although, Juan Ponce De Leon is known for his discovery of Florida in April 1513.
  • 6. Conclusion
    • Ponce De Leon died July 1521 in Cuba after he encountered the Calusa Indians again and got shot with an arrow.
    • Leon is remembered today for his quest to search for the Fountain of Youth.
  • 7. Bibliography
    • “ Enchanted Learning.” www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/d/deleon.shtml , 2009
    • “ Think Quest.” www.library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/ponce_de_leon.html , 2009
    • “ Notable Biographies.” www.notablebiographies.com/Pe-Pu/Ponce-de-le-n-Juan.html , 2009
    • “ Ima Heroes.” www.imaheros.com/readingprogram/explponcedeleon.html , 2009
    • “ Biography.com.” www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9444105 , 2009