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  • Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids: With 21 Activities

    Ronald A. Reis

    Paperback (Chicago Review Press, Oct. 1, 2013)
    An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young PeopleChristopher Columbus is one of the most famous people in world history, yet few know the full story of the amazing, resourceful, and tragic Italian explorer. Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids portrays the “Admiral of the Ocean Seas” neither as hero nor heel but as a flawed and complex man whose significance is undeniably monumental. Kids will gain a fuller picture of the seafarer’s life, his impact, and the dangers and thrills of exploration as they learn about all four of Columbus’s voyages to the New World, not just his first, as well as the year that Columbus spent stranded on the island of Jamaica without hope of rescue. Students, parents, and teachers will appreciate the in-depth discussions of the indigenous peoples of the New World and of the consequences of Columbus’s voyages—the exchange of diseases, ideas, crops, and populations between the New World and the Old. Fun hands-on activities illuminate both the nautical concepts introduced and the times in which Columbus lived. Kids can:Tie nautical knotsConduct a blanket (silent) tradeMake a compassSimulate a hurricaneTake nautical measurementsAnd much more
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  • Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids: With 21 Activities

    Ronald A. Reis

    eBook (Chicago Review Press, Oct. 1, 2013)
    An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous people in world history, yet few know the full story of the amazing, resourceful, and tragic Italian explorer. Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids portrays the “Admiral of the Ocean Seas” neither as hero nor heel but as a flawed and complex man whose significance is undeniably monumental. Kids will gain a fuller picture of the seafarer’s life, his impact, and the dangers and thrills of exploration as they learn about all four of Columbus’s voyages to the New World, not just his first, as well as the year that Columbus spent stranded on the island of Jamaica without hope of rescue. Students, parents, and teachers will appreciate the in-depth discussions of the indigenous peoples of the New World and of the consequences of Columbus’s voyages—the exchange of diseases, ideas, crops, and populations between the New World and the Old. Fun hands-on activities illuminate both the nautical concepts introduced and the times in which Columbus lived. Kids can:Tie nautical knotsConduct a blanket (silent) tradeMake a compassSimulate a hurricaneTake nautical measurementsAnd much more
  • Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids: With 21 Activities

    Ronald A. Reis

    Paperback (Chicago Review Press, Jan. 1, 2013)
    Taking a comprehensive, nuanced, and inclusive approach to Christopher Columbus, this illuminating biography with activities for young readers places him in the context of the explorations that came before, during, and after his lifetime. It portrays the "Admiral of the Ocean Seas" neither as hero nor heel, but as a flawed and complex man whose significance is undeniably monumental. Providing kids...
  • Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids: With 21 Activities

    Ronald A. Reis

    Paperback (Chicago Review Press, Oct. 1, 2013)
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