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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

Mr. Snyder

Social Studies

5th Grade




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A Saga Is An

  • Wet Sponge

  • Atlatl Catcher

  • Adventure Story

  • Spanish Ruler



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The First Settlement In North America Was? Traveled The Atlantic

  • Jamestown

  • Vinland

  • Quebec

  • Florida


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Stories of an Unknown Land Traveled The Atlantic

  • 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


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A Saga Is An Traveled The Atlantic

  • Wet Sponge

  • Atlatl Catcher

  • Adventure Story

  • Spanish Ruler


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Vikings Traveled The Atlantic

  • 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.


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The Greenlander’s Saga Traveled The Atlantic

  • 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


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The First Europeans To Arrive In North America Were The. Traveled The Atlantic

  • Spanish

  • French

  • English

  • Vikings


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Where Did They End Up? Traveled The Atlantic

  • 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.


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Cause Traveled The Atlantic

  • 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.


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Effect Traveled The Atlantic

  • The peoples returned later in many boats and attacked the Vikings.

  • Thorvald was wounded and later died.


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What Is An Encounter? Traveled The Atlantic

  • 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)


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A Long Time Traveled The Atlantic

  • 500 years passed before Europeans returned to the Americas.

  • During this time Europeans believed that it was dangerous to travel.



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More Problems For Europeans Traveled The Atlantic

  • 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


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Cartographers Traveled The Atlantic

  • 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


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Problems With The Earth Apple Traveled The Atlantic

  • 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.


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Another Problem Traveled The Atlantic

  • Behaim didn’t know about Australia or Antarctica either.


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What’s Going To Happen When The Europeans Run Into.. Traveled The Atlantic

  • The Chinooks

  • The Hopis

  • The Mandans

  • The Iroquois

  • The Cherokees?


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The First Europeans To Arrive In North America Were The. Traveled The Atlantic

  • Spanish

  • French

  • English

  • Vikings


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A Saga Is An Traveled The Atlantic

  • Wet Sponge

  • Atlatl Catcher

  • Adventure Story

  • Spanish Ruler


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The First Settlement In North America Was? Traveled The Atlantic

  • Jamestown

  • Vinland

  • Quebec

  • Florida