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Graceexplorer

  1. 1. Francis Drake Grace Mrs. Emery 5th grade 2/19/09 LFES Social Studies http://www.men.org/2/oseeler/drake.htm
  2. 2. Early Life <ul><li>Born in 1540 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in a cottage of leaves and branches </li></ul><ul><li>Eldest of 11 brothers </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in noble mans estate,England </li></ul>
  3. 3. Previous experience <ul><li>When he was young he worked as a pirate, and a sailor. </li></ul><ul><li>When he was a teenager he worked as a captain. </li></ul><ul><li>When he was an adult he worked as a mayor and soon became a British explorer. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Exploration <ul><li>Francis Drake left England in 1577 </li></ul><ul><li>His ship was called ‘’The Golden Hind’’ </li></ul><ul><li>In Spain crews ambushed Drake </li></ul><ul><li>Ran into a reef while trying to find a route but when the wind changed he was saved. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Results <ul><li>Came back with 26 tons of silver </li></ul><ul><li>Spices, precious metals, silk, maps, jewels, and porcelain </li></ul><ul><li>Found a harbor </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered open water below a Southern Continent </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conclusion <ul><li>Died 1596 </li></ul><ul><li>Body found next morning by sailor and was lit on fire on the ship </li></ul><ul><li>Remembered for his many discoveries during his miraculous voyage </li></ul>http://www.britannia.com/bios/gents/fdrake.html http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/d/drake.shtml
  7. 7. Bibliography <ul><li>Sir Francis Drake </li></ul><ul><li>http.//library.think quest.org/J002678F/sir.Francis drake.him </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.k12.hi.us/Kapunaha/student projects/newworld/Francis%20Drake/childhood </li></ul><ul><li>12/10/08 </li></ul>

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