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Christopher Columbus. Admiral of the Ocean Sea. Christopher Columbus. Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451 to a weaver, young Columbus first went to sea at the age of fourteen. Christopher Columbus’ Coat of Arms. Christopher Columbus.

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Christopher Columbus

Admiral of the Ocean Sea


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Christopher Columbus

  • Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451 to a weaver, young Columbus first went to sea at the age of fourteen.

Christopher Columbus’ Coat of Arms


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Christopher Columbus

  • On August 3, 1492 Columbus set sail from Palos in Spain with three ships, the Nina, Piñata and the Santa Maria.


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Christopher Columbus

  • After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean for 10 weeks, he landed on a small island in the Bahamas which Columbus named San Salvador.


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The Journey Ends

  • On October 12, 1492, a sailor named Rodrigo de Triana on the Piñata saw land.


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Christopher Columbus

  • Columbus made three more journeys across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean.

  • Christopher Columbus died at Valladolid, Spain May 20, 1506.


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Columbus was hoping to find a route to India by sailing west not knowing that there was a land in between.


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The King and Queen of Spain west not knowing that there was a land in between.

Ferdinand and Isabella started the exploration of America by financing Christopher Columbus


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Columbus led an expedition with three ships. west not knowing that there was a land in between.

Nina was Columbus' favorite and for good reason. "Nina" made the entire First Voyage bringing Columbus safely home.

Piñatareturned home and disappeared from history without a trace.

Santa Maria, which Columbus never liked, ran aground and sank on Christmas Eve 1492 in Hispaniola


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They landed on an island that was later named west not knowing that there was a land in between.San Salvador.

  • an island in the Bahamas also known as “Columbus Isle”


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Trade between the Europeans and Native Americans west not knowing that there was a land in between.

  • TheEuropeans brought with them animals and food such as horses, wheat, olives, bananas and sugarcane.

Columbian Exchange


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Trade between the Europeans and Native Americans west not knowing that there was a land in between.

The Native Americans had animals and crops such as turkeys, corn, tomato cacao (chocolate) and the potato.

Columbian Exchange


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Exploration Never Ends west not knowing that there was a land in between.Some of our explorers of the past 100 years

  • 1903 Wright Brothers – 1st powered flight

  • 1909 Robert Peary – reached the North Pole

  • 1909 Matthew A. Henson African-American accompanied polar explorer Robert E. Peary on a U.S. expedition to the North Pole.


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Exploration Never Ends west not knowing that there was a land in between.Some of our explorers of the past 100 years

  • 1962 John Glenn orbits the earth three times

  • 1969 Neil Armstrong steps on the moon

  • 1983 Sally Ride 1st American women to fly in space

  • 1993 Mae C. Jamison 1st African American women to fly in space


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Exploration Never Ends west not knowing that there was a land in between.Some of our explorers of the past 100 years

  • 2003 The crew of Shuttle Columbia, their exploration continues with work on the International Space Station

  • 2003 Mars Rover “Opportunity” still going strong after 900 days

  • Lunar exploration in the 21st century This century will likely see our return to Earth's Moon. These future explorers will encounter the same harsh and exotic environment that greeted the 12 Apollo astronauts over 30 years ago.


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Happy Columbus Day west not knowing that there was a land in between.

You, too, can be an Explorer!

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