The Story of North America's First Explorers

The Story of North America's First Explorers

by Michael Burgan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515718710
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Discovering the New World
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 360,570
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history.He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Columbus? Admiral of the Ocean Sea 4

Chapter 2 Ponce de Leon, Explorer of Florida 12

Chapter 3 Cartier Goes to Canada 18

Chapter 4 Coronado's Quest for Gold 22

Chapter 5 Drake Circles the World 28

Chapter 6 Hudson Reaches New York 34

Chapter 7 Joliet and Marquette Go Down the Mississippi 40

Glossary 46


Critical Thinking using the Common Core 47

Internet Sites 47

Index 48

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