Samuel de Champlain: Explorer of the Great Lakes Region and Founder of Quebec

Samuel de Champlain: Explorer of the Great Lakes Region and Founder of Quebec

by Josepha Sherman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The Library of Explorers and Exploration™

Primary sources make these fascinating books unique. The titles in this visually stunning new biography series will provide middle school readers with an understanding of each explorer's life and achievements. Primary source documents such as journal entries, maps, and letters supplement engaging and detailed prose

See more details below

  • Checkmark Kids' Club Eligible  Shop Now

Overview

The Library of Explorers and Exploration™

Primary sources make these fascinating books unique. The titles in this visually stunning new biography series will provide middle school readers with an understanding of each explorer's life and achievements. Primary source documents such as journal entries, maps, and letters supplement engaging and detailed prose to explain the voyages and the impact they had on society and history.

This series supports the social studies curriculum for: European exploration of the Americas; People, places and environment

Samuel De Champlain - While many European explorers headed south in search of gold and spices, Samuel de Champlain spent his life in North America. He founded the first French colony at Quebec, traded with and fought with and against the local Native American tribes. He also mapped unknown territories such as Lake Huron and the lake in Vermont that bears his name, Lake Champlain.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Thorough introductions to the life and times of two explorers. In addition to the men's personal histories, readers also learn about their influences, the political and religious climate of their times, and the general population's understanding of the physical world. The process of funding the expeditions (as well as the financial and political reasons behind making them) is explained. Information about life on board the ships and early navigational tools to encounters with indigenous peoples (successful and otherwise) and the naming of places is given in readable, nicely paced prose. Many of the illustrations are reproductions of period maps, woodcuts, and paintings. While they greatly enhance the texts, modern-day maps showing borders and routes taken are surprisingly few and buried deep within the text. The further-reading sections may encourage students to make their own discoveries.-Jennifer England, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823936298
Publisher:
Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
The Library of Explorers and Exploration Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >