Leif Eriksson

By: Derrick McKee and
 Shamara Nadarajah


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Background Information
• Researchers believe that be
  was born in 980 A.D. and died
  in 1025 A.D.
• Born in Iceland, the...
Purpose of Expedition
• To follow Bjarni Herjulfsson’s
  earlier journey after listening
  to tales about Bjarni’s
  adven...
Route of Expedition
• Started in Greenland
• Started his voyage in the year
  1000
• Landed in Helluland (land of
  rocks)...
Hardships Faced
• During one of Leif’s voyages
  between Scandinavia and
  Iceland, there was a big storm.
  He and his cr...
Other Notable Occurrences
• Started out by sailing with
  other Vikings or his father, and
  then became a captain.
• Had ...
Historical Contributions
• Famous for discovering
  Helluland, Markland and
  Vinland (Baffin Islands,
  Labrador and Newf...
Did You Know?
• Leif went on many dangerous       • The Vikings never permanently
  voyages and always remained         li...
Bibliography
Schiller, Barbara. Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky. Troll Associates, 1979.
Arnold, Phyllis A. and Gibbs, Bet...
The Leif Eriksson Game Show
Which of these Canadian places
   did Eriksson sail to first?
          A. Vinland
         B. Helluland
         C. Markl...
Right!
         Next Question
Wrong
The correct answer is…
B. Helluland


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True or False

Leif Eriksson was Born in Scandinavia.

    True                      False
Wrong
Leif’s ancestors were from
        Scandinavia.
 He was born in Iceland.

                     Next Question
Right!
         Next Question
What day is Leif Ericsson Day?

     A. October 10

     B. October 9

     C. October 8
Right!

         Finish slide show
Wrong
The correct answer is:
B. October 9
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  1. 1. Leif Eriksson By: Derrick McKee and Shamara Nadarajah Next
  2. 2. Background Information • Researchers believe that be was born in 980 A.D. and died in 1025 A.D. • Born in Iceland, then settled in Greenland • Ancestors were from Scandinavia • Was the son of Erik the Red Next
  3. 3. Purpose of Expedition • To follow Bjarni Herjulfsson’s earlier journey after listening to tales about Bjarni’s adventures • To follow in his father’s footsteps Next
  4. 4. Route of Expedition • Started in Greenland • Started his voyage in the year 1000 • Landed in Helluland (land of rocks), which is currently Baffin Island • Then sailed to Markland (land of forests) which is currently Labrador • Then discovered Vinland (land of vines?) which researchers believe is Newfoundland • Discovered L’Anse aux Meadows Next
  5. 5. Hardships Faced • During one of Leif’s voyages between Scandinavia and Iceland, there was a big storm. He and his crew got stuck for one month. • Food shortages • Rough seas Next
  6. 6. Other Notable Occurrences • Started out by sailing with other Vikings or his father, and then became a captain. • Had many voyages between Greenland, Scotland, Iceland, and Norway. • There are many different statues of Leif Eriksson in many parts of America Statue of Leif Eriksson in Minnesota Next
  7. 7. Historical Contributions • Famous for discovering Helluland, Markland and Vinland (Baffin Islands, Labrador and Newfoundland) • Discovered L’Anse aux Meadows in Vinland/ Newfoundland) • October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day celebrating his discovery of the east coast of Canada • Reached the New World nearly 500 years before Columbus even made his first voyage- made history- didn’t even realize it Next
  8. 8. Did You Know? • Leif went on many dangerous • The Vikings never permanently voyages and always remained lived in Vinland because of safe. That is why people chaos between them and the started calling him Leif the Viking Lucky. • Since Leif needed his own ship he bought Bjarni Herjulfsson’s original ship and hired some of Bjarni’s former crew as well. • After his voyage, Leif never returned to Vinland but his brother Thorvald led many voyages to the New World Next
  9. 9. Bibliography Schiller, Barbara. Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky. Troll Associates, 1979. Arnold, Phyllis A. and Gibbs, Betty. Canada Revisited 6. Arnold Publishing Ltd., 1999. NA. “Leif Ericson.” MNC. 1997-2000. April 28, 2010. <mnc.net>. NA. (picture). Original Dissent. 2010. April 28, 2010. <originaldissent.com>. NA. (picture). The Vinland Map. ND. April 28, 2010. <webexhibits.org>. NA. “Leif Eriksson Day in United States.” Time and Date. 1995-2009. April 29, 2010. <timeanddate.com>. Slind, Marvin G. "Leif Eriksson." World Book Student. World Book, 2010. Web. 30 April 2010. Next
  10. 10. The Leif Eriksson Game Show
  11. 11. Which of these Canadian places did Eriksson sail to first? A. Vinland B. Helluland C. Markland
  12. 12. Right! Next Question
  13. 13. Wrong The correct answer is…
  14. 14. B. Helluland Next Question
  15. 15. True or False Leif Eriksson was Born in Scandinavia. True False
  16. 16. Wrong
  17. 17. Leif’s ancestors were from Scandinavia. He was born in Iceland. Next Question
  18. 18. Right! Next Question
  19. 19. What day is Leif Ericsson Day? A. October 10 B. October 9 C. October 8
  20. 20. Right! Finish slide show
  21. 21. Wrong The correct answer is:
  22. 22. B. October 9
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