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Christopher Columbus

  1. 1. Questions we have. <ul><li>Why did Columbus tell Isabella that the world was round? </li></ul><ul><li>What island did they bump into first? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the “big mistake”? </li></ul><ul><li>Were they surprised when they bumped into America? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was Isabella? </li></ul><ul><li>When did Columbus realize he was in America instead of India? </li></ul>
  2. 3. Explorer <ul><li>Christopher Columbus wanted to sail to India. </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to explore. </li></ul><ul><li>He also wanted to find rare spices, gold and other treasures. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Adventures Ahoy! <ul><li>Christopher Columbus believed he could arrive in the east by sailing west because he believed the world was round. </li></ul>Most people did not believe him. Most people believed that the world was flat.
  4. 5. Flat Planet? <ul><li>What would happen to Columbus’ ships if the earth was flat? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Show him the money! <ul><li>He needed money to get </li></ul><ul><li>ships to sail on. </li></ul><ul><li>He needed money to hire sailors. </li></ul><ul><li>He asked King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain to give him money for his voyage. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Say Cheese, Ferdinand and Isabella!
  7. 8. Sailing, Sailing Over the Ocean Blue. <ul><li>Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492. </li></ul><ul><li>He had three ships to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Columbus believed he could reach the east by sailing west. North South West East
  9. 10. Oops! <ul><li>He was right. Since the world IS round, he could reach the east by sailing west, </li></ul><ul><li>but… </li></ul><ul><li>the world was much bigger than he thought and he made a mistake. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Columbus arrived in the Americas. He thought he was in India. He called the people he found there Indians .
  11. 12. Welcome to America, Mr. Columbus! Columbus and his crew arrived in San Salvador. He sailed to the America’s 3 more times, but never made it to Asia.
  12. 13. Click the Ship for a Story.

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