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Leif Erikson: Was He The First Man To Discover America? Educational Version
     

Leif Erikson: Was He The First Man To Discover America? Educational Version

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by Cullen Gwin
 

Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus wasn't the first man to discover America. He wasn't even the first European to set up a town in America. In fact, there were lots of people here before him.
Many people think that the first man to explore North America was Leif Erikson. Leif's father was Erik Thorvaldson. He was also known as Erik the

Overview

Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus wasn't the first man to discover America. He wasn't even the first European to set up a town in America. In fact, there were lots of people here before him.
Many people think that the first man to explore North America was Leif Erikson. Leif's father was Erik Thorvaldson. He was also known as Erik the Red.
Leif Erikson was the oldest son of Erik the Red. He was born around 970. When he was a child, he moved with his parents to Greenland. They lived on a farm at a place called Brattahlid (say brat-a-lid).
There Leif grew up learning about farming. He also learned about sailing from his father.

Find out about this sailor who may have been the first man to discover America in this 15-minute biography.

Ages 8 and up.

The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.

LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045403986
Publisher:
LearningIsland.com
Publication date:
09/20/2013
Series:
15-Minute Books
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Cullen Gwin was born and raised in California and still makes it his home. He always loved writing, even as a youngster, and remembers when his mother would make his sisters listen to his latest creation around the dinner table. This event was always met by groans from his siblings. Thankfully his writing has improved since then and it is much more welcome to his readers.

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