Type
Crossword
Description

In 1592______ sailed the ocean blue. Columbus
Conquered the Inca civilization. Francisco Pizaro
Discovered New York State, Canada and Hudson Bay Henry Hudson
Fierce sailors who raided towns in their free time Vikings
A navigation device which replaced the Astrolabe and the Cross-staff because it could be used on land and sea. Sextant
A faster and more efficient cargo ship invented for better sea tavel. Caravel
Famous Portuguese leader who created a school for navigational sailing. Prince Henry
A system used for mass-producing books and maps. Printing Press
Long stories passed down verbally generation to generation. Saga
Northern part of Europe which includes Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Scandinavia
Eric The Red's son, viking explorer who discovered Greenland Lief Ericson
A very long and sleek ship used by the vikings. Longship
The Incan emperor that Francisco Pizaro captured and murdered. Atahlupa
Famous conquistador who conquered the Aztecs of Mexico. Hernando Cortes
Number of natives Christopher Columbus took back to Spain to serve as slaves. 500 natives
Columbus's sons name. Ferdinand
Name of the biggest main ship Columbus sailed with on his most famous voyage. Santa Maria
Name the other two ships in the same voyage in number 17. Nina and Pinta
A term used by the vikings to describe the savage natives. Skraelings
What the vikings were called/what they called themselves. Norsemen
A famous explorer who has a game named after him and found a lot of the Silk Road Marco Polo
An enormous trading route from East Asia to Europe. Silk Road

Exploration Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

challenges
America
Europe
ocean
probe
destination
route
navigation
Martin Frobisher
Henry Hudson
seek
trade
passage
sail
Columbus
region
investigating
location
discover
explore
trip
journey
ore
gold
western
geographic
new world
travel
voyage
search

European Explorers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The "G" that has to do with wealth Gold
_________ River Hudson
Spain, France, and Portugal are all in ______ Europe
_______ Cartier Jacques
________ Diaz Bartholomew
If people don't think Columbus is a Villain, they think he's a _____ hero
Type of people Columbus encountered when he came to the Americas Native Americans
The "G" that has to do with religion God
_________ Cabral Pedro
________ Passage Northwest
Known for discovering the Americas Christopher Columbus
Conquored the Aztecs Hernando Cortes
Juan Ponce de ______ Leon
_____, Pinta, and Santa Maria Nina
Rene Robert de La _____ Salle
Francisco ___________ Coronado
Giovanni __________ Verrazano
Marco _______ Polo
Country Columbus thought he landed in India
Vasco Da _____ Gama

Age of Exploration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

first European to make it to India by sea daGama
explorer who is given credit for "discovering" the Americas Columbus
his crew was the first to circumnavigate the globe Magellan
first European to sail to the southern tip of Africa Diaz
the wife of King Ferdinand of Spain. She and her husband sponsored Columbus' voyages Isabella
Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztec Cortes
Spanish conquistador who defeated the Inca Pizarro
Spanish explorer who claimed Florida in his search for the "Fountain of Youth" Poncedeleon
Muslim explorer who led the Ming voyages in Chinese history ZhengHe
large Chinese ships Junk
navigational instrument Compass
the transfer of plants, animals, and diseases between the Old and New Worlds ColumbianExchange
a labor system in which a person is seen as property slavery
the most economically valuable agricultural product grown in Latin America Sugar
name given to the voyage made by many slaves during their forced migration from Africa to the Americas MiddlePassage
labor system used by the Inca Mita
Prince of Portugal who sponsored voyages of exploration HenrytheNavigator
famous silver mine in South America Potosi
economic philosophy that encouraged countries to accumulate as much wealth as possible by exploiting colonies for resources mercantilism
dominant religion of Latin America following European settlement Catholicism

Famous Explorers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Who sailed the ocean in 1492 Christopher Columbus
Who was the first European to reach India by sea Vasco de Gama
1497, he discover parts of North America John Cabot
Made the first Europeans contact with the Eastern Coast of Australia James Cook
He conquered Mexico Hernando Cortes
Mapped much of the Southern half of the modern United States Hernando De Soto
Conquered Peru Francisco pizarro
English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century Jacque Cartier
Organized the Castilian expedition to the East Indies Ferdinand Magellan
Best known for crossing the isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513 Vasco Balboa
First demanstrates that Brazil and the West IndIves did not represent Asias eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbian voyages America Vespucius
Sailed around the southernNmost tip of Africa in 1488, reaching the Indian Ocean from the Atlantic Bartolomeu Dias
Found the city of Santa Fe and New Mexico in 1610 Pedro Peralta
Explored the Great Lakes region of the United States, Canad, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico Sierra do Salle
Claimed the Moreast coast of South America for Portugal Pedro Alvares Cabral
Founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608 Samuel Champlain
First governed of Puerto Rico by appointment of the Spanish crown Juan Ponce Leon
Italian explorer of North America in service of King Francis I of France Giovanni Verrazzano
First resident Bishop of Chiapas Bartolome Casas

Henry Hudson Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The second largest bay in the world hudson bay
This body of water is located in canada Hudson Strait
A river named after me Hudson River
My wifes name Katherine
I made two attempts find the route to (today's china) Cathay
I explored for this country England
In 1607 what was my ship name Hopewell
In 1609 what was my ships name Half moon
I was hired to find a shorter route to asia from europe first voyage
In 1609 sailed for the dutch compony third voyage
i died with my son john
on august 4th my ship was here cape cod
on my 11th i reached this country iceland
the ship became traped in ice in this bay james bay
the bay that i discovered is twice the size of this sea baltic sea

The Age of Exploration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

who is the navigator Prince Henry
instead of finding a, different way to Asia, he "discovered" the America's Columbus
Who colonized Brazil portugal
Bartholomew Dias founded the... Cape of Good Hope
Prince Henry founded a school for... sailing and navigation
What country discovered Canada England
Who took one year to get back to Portugal Da Gama
Who discovered Australia Cook
What country discovered Latin America Spain
John Cabot found what country Canada
Who sailed around the world with 200 sailers Magellan
What country funded Cristopher Columbus Spain
Who sailed with Christopher Columbus on his second journey Ponce De Leon
Who discovered the Hudson Bay Hudson
What strait did Henry Hudson Discover Hudson strait
Where is Samuel de Champlain from France
Who founded the city of Quebec de Champlain
Who first claimed land in Canada Cartier
What body of water did Samuel de Champlain discover great lakes
Who traveled down the St. Lawrence river to Montreal Cartier

The Age of Exploration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Spanish conqueror of Mexico Hernan Cortes
took the lead in European exploration Portugal
went around the cape and cut across the Indian ocean to the coast of India Vasco de Gama
a thriving spice trade port melaka
believed he could reach Asia by sailing west instead of east around Africa Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus explored these coastlines cuba
persuaded the king of Spain to finance his voyage to Asia through the western hemisphere Ferdinand Magellan
explored the New England coastline of the Americas for England John Cabot
his letters described the land he saw led to the use of the name America Amerigo Vespucci
individuals with firearms, organizational skills, and determination that led to success conquistadors
Aztec monarch montezuma
landed on the pacific coast of south America with 180 men Francisco Pizarro
the right of landowners to use native Americans as laborers encomienda
the exchange of plants and animals between Europe and Asia columbian exchange
a settlement of people living in a new territory, linked to a parent country colony
a set of principles that dominated society mercantilism
the difference in value between what a nation imports and what it exports balance of trade
payments subsides
large agricultural estates plantations
connected Europe, Asia, and Africa triangular trade
the middle portion of the triangular trade route middle passage
"so great is the corruption that our country is being completely depopulated" king afonso
pulled into the slave trade benin
in the 1500's Portugal came to dominate this land Brazil
Spanish and Portuguese officials who had been born in Europe peninsulares
descendants of Europeans born in Latin America creoles
offspring of Europeans and Native Americans mestizos
offspring of Africans and Europeans mulattoes

Exploration & Colonization crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an instrument formerly used to make astronomical measurements. Astrolabe
a small, fast Spanish or Portuguese sailing ship of the 15th–17th centuries. Caravel
a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. Scurvy
a person who draws or produces maps. Cartographers
was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. Vasco de Gama
a chronic skin disease that is endemic in tropical America. Pinta
one of the three Spanish ships used by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in his first voyage to the West Indies in 1492 Nina
Being Columbus' largest ship Santa Maria
was a Breton explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier
was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland John Cabot
a nobleman of the Portuguese royal household, was a Portuguese explorer. Bartholomew Dias
an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Christopher Columbus
a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522. Ferdinand Magellan
an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada and parts of the northeastern United States. Hendry Hudson
A line between Spanish and Portuguese territory was first defined by Pope Alexander VI (1493) and was later revised by the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494). Line of Demarcation
was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
was an important figure in 15th-century Portuguese politics and in the early days of the Portuguese Empire. Henry the Navigator
a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Cape of good hope

Exploration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Came from China and is used for directions. Compass
Discovered the new world. Christopher Columbus
Sailed from China around 1405-1433. Zheng he
Sailed from Portugal in 1487. Bartholomew
Had a navigation school. Prince Henry
First European to get to India by sea vasco de gama
Used to measure the angle of an astral body. Sextant
Found the Pacific Ocean Vasco Nunez
America is named after him Amerigo Vespucci
Said England atound 1497-1498 John Cabot
Tried to find fountain of youth Juan pounce de Leon
A boat with a rounded bottom Caravel
Measures longitude and latitude Maps
The three g's God gold glory
Sailed to Asia Marco Polo
Made it hard to trade Ottoman Empire
Told what time it was and where the sun and stars were in the sky. Astrolabe
Defeated the Aztecs in Mexico. Hernando Cortez
Searched from Carolina to Oklahoma. Hernando de soto
Conquered incas in Peru. Francisco Pizarro

age of exploration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the quality of being individual; served as a motivating factor for explorers to seek fame and glory by conquering far away lands individualism
Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to Asia Christopher Columbus
Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the conquest of Aztec Mexico in 1519-1521 for Spain. Hernan Cortes
Set the Line of Demarcation which was a boundary established in 1493 to define Spanish and Portuguese possessions in the Americas. Treaty of Tordesillas
Known as the Henry the Navigator, gathered experts in science, mapmaking, and shipbuilding whose work led to a fleet of ships that explored the coast of west Africa Prince Henry
to sail around the world Circumnavigate
an adventurer Conquistador
Was a war fought by French and English on American soil over control of the Ohio River Valley French & Indian War
The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies between the Americas Columbian Exchange
a government tax on imports or exports Tariff
Portuguese-born navigator. Hired by Spain to sail to the Indies in 1519. Ferdinand Magellan
A Portuguese sailor who was the first European to sail around southern Africa to the Indian Ocean in the late 15th century Vasco De Gama
Conquered and divided the Inca empire, and was honored by the Spanish king before the Inca killed him. Franicisco Pizarro
war between the French and their Indian allies and the English that proved the English to be the more dominant force Seven Years war
Treaty signed in 1783 that officially ended the American Revolution. Treaty of Paris
A spanish explorer from central america that inspired the idea of the Panama Canal Vasco de Balboa
a group of people with the same ethnic values controlled by a foreign country Colonies
a navigational instrument used by explorers during the Age of Exploration to find the altitude of stars Astrolabe
a small, fast, type of sailing ship that sat high in the water and that was used by most Spanish and Portuguese explorers in the 15th and 16th century Caravel
to look over and study an area explore