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

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

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

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 And Colonization Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

way of thought with prime importance on humans not divine matters Humanism
a imagined place thats perfect Utopia
male head of a family or tribe Patriarch
setting up a colony away from origin/home country Colonization
the difference of the values of exports and inports for a country; a favorable balance is when there is more value in the exports than the imports. Balence of Trade
the action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it Exploration
a treaty signed in 1494 by Spain and Portugal, which split the Western lands down a line of demarcation from north to south, giving Spain the all territory west of the line, and Portugal all land east of the line Treaty of Tordesillas
Helped to usher in the intense period of European naval exploration that dominated the world during the 15th-17th centuries Prince Henry the Navigator
His exploration led to the discovery of the Americas by European and resulted in future European colonization in the Americas Christopher Columbus
Marks the beginning of European colonization in the Americas and sets the stage for European dominance of the Native populations Columbian Exchange
A system of slavery used by the Spanish conquistadors on their American plantations Encomienda System
A buisness formed by a group of investors who pooled their money to invest together Joint- Stock Company
Had their passage to America paid by someone else and in return they signed a contract agreeing to pay off their debt by working for this person. Indentured Servant
Came to America to establish their own colony to escape religious persicution in England Puritans
The first law in America for freedom of worship for all Christians Act for Religious Toleration
Were motivated by the 3 G's (God, Gold, Glory); Conquered many great Native American Civilizations and brought much much of the Americas under Spanish control in the 15th century Conquistadors
Defeted the Aztecs who were ruled by Montezuma, and conquered Mexico; Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes
Recieved Hernando Cortes and his men as gods and allowed them to conquer his kingdom; Aztec Emperor Montezuma
A child of mix race born from a Spainard and an American Indian Mestizo
First permanent English settlement in America Jamestown

Exploration and Colonization Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Traveled to Asia Marco Polo
Made traveling by land difficult Ottoman Empire
helped figure out which way to travel Compass
measures longitude and latitude Maps
a boat with a rounded bottom Caravel
sailed China around 1405 Zheng he
taught sailors how to explore prince Henry
sailed Portugal around 1487 Bartholomew Dias
sailed Spain and seen the new world Christopher Columbus
first European to reach India by sea Vasco de Gama
sailed England around 1497 John Cabot
America was named after him Amerigo
sailed Spain around 1513 Vasco Nunez de balboa
searched for the fountain of youth Ponce de Leon
compass- helped figure out which way to travel maps- the gridded map that measures longitude and latitude caravel- a boat with a rounded bottom Christopher Columbus- Saild Spain and explored the new world Ponce de Leon- searched for the fountain of youth John Cabot- sailed England around 1497 Zheng He- sailed China around 1405 Prince Henry the navigator- taught sailors about exploring Bartholomew Dias- sailed Portugal around 1487 Vasco da Gama- first European to reach idea by sea Amerigo Vespucci- America was named after him Vasco Nunez de Balboa- sailed Spain arountraveled to Asia Astrolabe astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky. Astrolabe
the three g's God, gold, and glory

Age Of Exploration Crossword Puzzle:

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

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

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

North America Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The ____ Mountains stretch from Canada across the United States including Colorado Rocky
Largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area Greatlakes
Ships can cross from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean using this canal PANAMA
Largest country in North America by population UNITEDSTATES
The capital city of this country is San Jose COSTARICA
Puerto ____ is a U.S. territory in the Caribbean Sea RICO
The tallest mountain in North America MCKINLEY
Country located between Honduras and Panama NICARAGUA
Ocean located to the west PACIFIC
The capital city of this island country is Havana CUBA
Body of water stretching from Mexico to Florida GULFOFMEXICO
This city is the capital of Greenland NUUK
Longest river in North America MISSISSIPPI
The largest city in North America by population is ____ City MEXICO
The French speaking province of Canada QUEBEC
The Appalachian ____ are located in the eastern United States MOUNTAINS
Country just south of Mexico GUATEMALA
This country is considered the largest island in the world GREENLAND
Largest country in North America by area CANADA
The island of Hispaniola includes the Dominican Republic and this country HAITI
Most populous city in Canada TORONTO
Largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area SUPERIOR
The Rio ____ forms the border between Texas and Mexico GRANDE
The capital of Canada OTTAWA
North America is the 3rd largest__________ continent
countries make up the continent of North America Twenty-four
Death Valley, in California, is the ________point on the continent. lowest
North America was named after the explorer_____ Americo Vespucci.
About 502 ______people live in North America. Millon
Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was the first European to navigate to North America in______ 1492

Explorers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Discovered St.Lawrence River Jacques Cartier
1st Englishman to sail around the world Sir Francis Drake
Which European country sponsored Christopher Columbus? Spain
1492, sailed across the Atlantic and discovered San Salvador Christopher Columbus
1497, sailed around the Cape of Good Hope to India, Grave Portugal water route to Asia Vasco de Gama
1519, landed on the coast of Central American & defeated the Aztecs, claimed Mexico for Spain Hernando Cortez
A person who investigates the unknown explorer
What a explorer need to show them direction compass
Who sponsored Magellan? Spain
Who sponsored Cartier? France
What country was Christopher Columbus born in? Italy
An exchange of goods & ideas columbian exchange