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England
Newfoundland
New World
Spain
sail
discover
obstacles
European
Juan Ponce de Leon
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Jacques Cartier
John Cabot
Henry Hudson
French
English
Christopher Columbus
Spanish
explorers

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 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

Searching for the Explorers Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Vespucci
Pizarro
Magellan
La Salle
Hudson
Erikson
de Soto
de Leon
Cortes
Coronado
Columbus
Champlain
Cartier
Cabot
Balboa
Vasco
Samuel
Robert
Ponce
Leif
John
Ferdinand
Jacques
Hernando
Hernan
Henry
Francisco Vasquez
Francisco
Christopher
Amerigo

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

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

Explorers Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Algonquin
Aztec
Balboa
Cabot
Cartier
Columbus
Coronado
Cortes
Da Gama
De Soto
Drake
England
Explorer
France
Hudson
Inca
Iroquois
Magellan
maize
Netherlands
Pizarro
Ponce de Leon
Portugal
Pueblo
Sailing
Spain
trade
Verrazano
Vespucci
voyage

Explorers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An ancient caravan route that linked central China with the east Mediterranean. The Silk Road
A river along the Ontario-New York border to the Gulf of St.Lawrence. It became a water highway for explorers. St.Lawrence River
To adjust adapt
A water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Northwest Passage
When you choose one thing, you loose something else opportunity cost
The gain or benefit of something/what is left when all other expenses are paid. profit
People explore for many reasons and purposes Reasons of exploration
Something that stands in the way of progress or a goal. obstacle
A person or group that pays for, or plans for, or carries out a project or activity. sponsorship
Who discovered a new continent? Christopher Columbus
Who sailed up the Hudson River to now what we call New York? Henry Hudson
Who led three expiditions to Canada? Jacques Cartier
Who found Canada and Greenland? John Cabot
Who was the first explorer to reach the Pacific Ocean? Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Who was the first European to reach Florida? Juan Ponce de Leon

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

Age of Exploration Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Amerigo Vespucci
Astrolabe
Aztec Empire
Bartolomeu Dias
Caravel
Colony
Columbian Exchange
Columbus
Compass
Conquistador
Coronado
DaGama
Francisco Pizarro
Gold, Glory, God
Henry Hudson
Henry the Navigator
Hernando Cortes
Incan Empire
Jamestown
Line of Demarcation
Magellan
Middle Passage
Pilgrims
Slave Trade
Small Pox
Spanish Armada
Treaty of Tordesillas
Triangular Trade
Vasco Nunez de Balboa

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