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Explorers of the New World : Discover the Golden Age of Exploration With 22 Projects

By: Mooney, Carla Casteel, Tom(Illustrated by)

Part of the Build It Yourself series
193631343X / 9781936313433
Paperback / softback
910.9
01/07/2011
Usually dispatched within 2 weeks
United States
204 x 254 mm, 327 grams 128 pages, b/w illus
Children / Juvenile  Learn More

Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration offers a fascinating look at the explorers and their voyages during the Age of Exploration and Discovery.

Readers ages 9--12 can delve into the expeditions of Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, John Cabot, Hernan Cortes, and more.

Using common household items and minimal supervision, kids enjoy 22 hands-on activities to help them learn about these legendary explorers and their voyages.

Discover how the adventures of a few people 500 years ago changed world history.

Projects include creating and using a compass, learning to tie a sailor's knot, and baking and eating sea biscuits.

Along with detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, Explorers of the New World includes biographical sidebars, engaging illustrations, interesting facts, and vocabulary words that allow kids to experience this era in a fun, interactive way.

BIC:

G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects, YQH Educational: History

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