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A Legendary Land. Mr. Snyder Social Studies 5 th Grade. GET READY FOR THE PRETEST. The First Europeans To Arrive In North America Were The. Spanish French English Vikings. A Saga Is An. Wet Sponge Atlatl Catcher Adventure Story Spanish Ruler.

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a legendary land

A Legendary Land

Mr. Snyder

Social Studies

5th Grade

a saga is an
A Saga Is An
  • Wet Sponge
  • Atlatl Catcher
  • Adventure Story
  • Spanish Ruler
the first settlement in north america was
The First Settlement In North America Was?
  • Jamestown
  • Vinland
  • Quebec
  • Florida
stories of an unknown land
Stories of an Unknown Land
  • Irish – Brendan in 500 A. D.
  • Chinese- Huishen around 500 A.D.
  • Hard to tell what is true and what is not.
  • Saga – An adventure story
a saga is an8
A Saga Is An
  • Wet Sponge
  • Atlatl Catcher
  • Adventure Story
  • Spanish Ruler
vikings
Vikings
  • Some of the earliest sagas were told by Vikings.
  • Vikings lived in modern day Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
  • A specific story was Greenlander’s Saga.
the greenlander s saga
The Greenlander’s Saga
  • About A.D. 1000, a Viking named Leif Eriksson hired a crew and set sail from Greenland heading west.
  • Looking for a land that “not mountainous, well-timbered, and with small knolls”.
  • Knoll- is a small round hill
where did they end up
Where Did They End Up?
  • Leif and his crew ended up in what is today Canada.
  • The sailors went ashore and built houses of mud and grass.
  • They called this new land Vinland.
cause
Cause
  • Leif’s brother Thorvald led a trip to Vinland and came upon what he thought to be three knolls.
  • It was really nine native people sleeping.
  • Thorvald attacked the people killing all but one of them.
effect
Effect
  • The peoples returned later in many boats and attacked the Vikings.
  • Thorvald was wounded and later died.
what is an encounter
What Is An Encounter?
  • This meeting with the native people was called an encounter.
  • This encounter with the native peoples ended their trips to Vinland (a.k.a. Canada)
a long time
A Long Time
  • 500 years passed before Europeans returned to the Americas.
  • During this time Europeans believed that it was dangerous to travel.
more problems for europeans
More Problems For Europeans
  • Square sail ships were slow and could sail only with the wind.
  • No maps…Hard to know were to go.
  • Money from European rulers
  • Nobles spent too much time fighting each other to worry about exploration.
  • Exploration-Searching of the unknown
cartographers
Cartographers
  • A group of people in Germany paid Martin Behaim (today 75$) to make a new kind of map.
  • The map was in the shape of a ball. This is the first globe ever made.
  • Behaim called it his “Earth apple”.
  • Cartographers- Mapmakers
problems with the earth apple
Problems With The Earth Apple
  • Behaim made the earth much smaller than it really was.
  • It made a trip from Europe to Asia appear to be 3,000 miles. (it takes 10,000 miles)
  • Behaim didn’t know about North and South America.
another problem
Another Problem
  • Behaim didn’t know about Australia or Antarctica either.
what s going to happen when the europeans run into
What’s Going To Happen When The Europeans Run Into..
  • The Chinooks
  • The Hopis
  • The Mandans
  • The Iroquois
  • The Cherokees?
a saga is an26
A Saga Is An
  • Wet Sponge
  • Atlatl Catcher
  • Adventure Story
  • Spanish Ruler
the first settlement in north america was27
The First Settlement In North America Was?
  • Jamestown
  • Vinland
  • Quebec
  • Florida
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