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Christopher Columbus Admiral of the Ocean Sea. Christopher Columbus. Goal: to discover a sea route to Asia for Spain . WHY? Sent by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain. Look at page 97 in your book. Christopher Columbus His Voyage. Three ships:

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christopher columbus
Christopher Columbus
  • Goal: to discover a sea route to Asia for Spain.
  • WHY?
  • Sent by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain

Look at page 97 in your book

christopher columbus his voyage
Christopher ColumbusHis Voyage
  • Three ships:
    • the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria
  • Set sail on Aug 3, 1492 from port of Palos, Spain.
christopher columbus s first voyage august 3 1492
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS’SFirst Voyage * August 3, 1492

Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain. He arrives in the West Indies and lands on the island of San Salvador on October 12, 1492.

christopher columbus s second voyage september 25 1493
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS’SSecond Voyage * September 25, 1493

Columbus set sail from Cadiz, Spain. He explores the islands of Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola.

He returns to Spain in June 1496.

christopher columbus explorations
Christopher ColumbusExplorations
  • Explored Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic)
  • Discovered there was land between Europe and Asia!
christopher columbus s third voyage may 30 1498
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS’SThird Voyage * May 30, 1498

Columbus leaves from Sanlucar, Spain. He finally lands on the mainland of South America. (Present-day Venezuela)

christopher columbus s fourth voyage may 9 1502
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS’SFourth Voyage * May 9, 1502

Columbus leaves on his final voyage from Cadiz, Spain. Columbus investigates the Central American Coast. He sails along the coasts of what are now Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

columbus s high voyage
COLUMBUS’S HIGH VOYAGE

At the narrowest part of the isthmus of Panama, Columbus heard stories that a large body of water laid a few days march across the mountains. Because of his failure to investigate these stories, Columbus missed the chance to become the first European to see the Pacific Ocean.

Columbus sailed along the coasts of what are now Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

character traits
Character Traits

Christopher Columbus was an ambitious and talented navigator. His daring and long-distance voyage across the Atlantic to America in 1492 is celebrated in the United States today. What other character traits do you think Columbus might have had to be an explorer?

adaptations
Adaptations
  • Columbus brought wheat, barley and sugar to grow in the Caribbean.
  • They also brought animals-we will learn more about how they adapted tomorrow.
  • Right now-watch this video.
  • http://player.discoveryeducation.com/?guidAssetId=cc91e220-3ecf-4244-9663-b717bbe1cb34