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Henry hudson rachel and cyrus

  1. 1. Henry Hudson  By: Rachel and Cyrus
  2. 2. Background  He was an English explorer and sea captain.  Nothing known about his life before 1607.  He has a son named John.
  3. 3. Voyages  He had 4 voyages.  Sailed northeast along the coast of Greenland and reached Spitsberg.  First two voyages were finding a northern route to Asia.
  4. 4. Purpose of Journey  To discover a northern route between Europe and Asia.  First voyage he had orders to find a route straight across to the North Pole to the Orient.  To find a northwest passage through England to Asia.
  5. 5. Hardships and Challenges  In winter Hudson’s men suffered from starvation and scurvy.  In 1611 when the ice melted Hudson wanted to keep exploring but his crew was suffering so they but him, his son, and other crew members onto a boat and set them adrift. They were never heard from again.  Sailed to the south end of Hudson Bay and was trapped there by the ice of winter.
  6. 6. There were lots of territories named after where Henry Hudson sailed. The places named after Hudson were Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, and Hudson River.
  7. 7. Other Notable Occurrences  Hudson tried to reach the northern route of Asia.  Thought he saw a mermaid but saw a manatee.  Hudson saw polar bears, caribou, wolves, foxes, weasels, and hares when he was in the Arctic.  Sailed farther north than any previous explorer.
  8. 8. Bibliography  Books: Goodman, Joan Elizabeth. Beyond the sea of Ice. New York: Mikaya Press, 1999. Print.  Arnold, Phyllis A and Gibbs, Betty. Canada Revisited. Scarborough: Arnold Publishing Ltd, 1999. Print.  Websites: Parker, John. “ Henry, Hudson.” World Book Student. World Book 2010. Web. 27 April 2010.  Albanyinstitute.org  www.1st-art-gallery.com  www.polarconversation.com
  9. 9. Quiz Question #1 Did Henry Hudson’s crew mutiny? No
  10. 10. Correct
  11. 11. Wrong
  12. 12. Quiz Question #2 Henry Hudson made 6 voyages.
  13. 13. Correct
  14. 14. Wrong
  15. 15. Quiz Question #3 What year was Henry Hudson set adrift? 1615 1611
  16. 16. Correct
  17. 17. Wrong

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