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Christopher Columbus Accomplishments

how to draw a ship with masts-- my boys definitely liked this tutorial, although my first grader struggled with the sail-making part. They were excited about it though because they are so into ships and pirates and stuff right now.

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Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516) and his Queen, Isabel of Castile (1451-1504) Catherine of Aragon's parents. Married in October 1469. With evenutal peace assured at home, Ferdinand and Isabella quickly agreed to sponsor an expedition across the Atlantic Ocean to be led by the now well known sea captain, Christopher Columbus.


A guided reading worksheet that outlines the accomplishments and deeds of explorer Christopher Columbus. This reading deals with the not-so-nice aspect of the famed historical figure, asking students to rethink their opinions of him.