The Explorer: John Cabot, 1497 - North America / Canada
The Story: Grand Banks
Follow John Cabot, a.k.a. Giovanni Caboto, an Italian explorer commissioned by Henry VII of England, and his crew. In 1497 they sail west from England through dense fog into the northern latitudes past great floating ice mountains in search of a short route to Cathay (Asia). Eventually, further west, they discovered milder waters, so full of fish, that they could almost walk on the teaming surface.
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!