The Explorer: Francisco de Almeida, 1505 - Africa / Asia
The Story: The Somali Current
Follow Francisco de Almeida, as he commands a 22 ship armada in the year 1505. His mandate was to set up trade and gain control of the lucrative spice trade from the East, for Portugal. On the east coast of Africa, he travels north along the coast and battles various Sultans and Chiefs. He then crosses the Indian Ocean and sets up forts along the Malabar Coast. Eventually, his fleet does battle with a combined fleet of Arab, Egyptian and Indian vessels at the historic naval battle of Diu. This victory helps cement Portugese control of the East Indies trade for nearly 200 years.
This Journey of Discovery includes:
the story (in both Script and Arial fonts), with ‘outside the box’ word clues and without clues for early readers
an educator information page with anticipated learning outcomes
a world projection map, a telescoped map of the explored area and a compass
the clues and solution
a list of journeys and their explorers
The Journeys are all:
Our resources encourage interaction and fun while introducing locations, weather/social conditions, cities, countries, seas, oceans and continents. They demonstrate the use of compass points for direction and the use of longitude and latitude ... your students won’t even know it’s a lesson. In addition, they provide a portrayal of an actual historic journey - please note that the identity of the explorer is not mentioned in the story as it is part of the solution for you to share with your class!