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1492 -- Christopher Columbus __ "After five centuries, Columbus remains a mysterious and controversial figure who has been variously described as one of the greatest mariners in history, a visionary genius, a mystic, a national hero, a failed administrator, a naive entrepreneur, and a ruthless and greedy imperialist."  Maybe you can figure it out.  A good look at his life and accomplishments. - From ibiblio.org - http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/c-Columbus/columbus.html

BBC - Famous People - Christopher Columbus __ An interactive overview of Columbus for the younger student with information and a quiz. - illustrated - From BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/famouspeople/standard/columbus/index.shtml  

Christopher Columbus __ Who was he?  "It is generally assumed he was Genoese. However there is no solid evidence of this and historians claim he could have been born in other places, from the Crown of Aragón to the Kingdoms of Galicia or Portugal, or in the Greek island of Chios, among others. The real birthname of the explorer is also unknown;..."  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated -  From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus

Christopher Columbus __ "Illustrated page created by students tells about the first man since the Vikings to "discover" the New World." - illustrated - From thinkquest.org - http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/columbus.htm

Christopher Columbus __ "Visit this site dedicated to providing information about Christopher Columbus. Fast and accurate details and facts about the history of Christopher Columbus."  A lot of information in outline form. - From elizabethan-era.org.uk - http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/christopher-columbus.htm

Christopher Columbus, Christobel Colon or who? __ A good overview of his life with a great collection of links to additional resources. - illustrated - From christopher-columbus.eu - http://www.christopher-columbus.eu/ 

Christopher Columbus: Explorer __ Biography and accomplishments of Christopher Columbus for the younger student. - From enchantedlearning.com - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/columbus.shtml  

 

Columbus link page __ You will find many online resources and articles. - From Discoverers Web - http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/columbus.html

The Columbus Navigation Homepage __ "Examining the History, Navigation, and Landfall of Christopher Columbus"  Timeline, voyages, navigation techniques, ships, crew and much more. - illustrated - From columbusnavigation.com - http://www.columbusnavigation.com/  

European Voyages of Exploration: Christopher Columbus ___"Use the animated map to see how Columbus used the prevailing winds to 'discover' and return home from the New World, which he thought was Asia. His voyages, and their importance to Europe, are well-described. You can also read an excerpt from Columbus' journal which records his first sighting in 1492. If you'd like to learn about other explorers, click on the 'Proceed With the Tutorial" link at the bottom of the page." - Illustrated - From the University of Calgary -
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/columbus.html 



Extracts from Journal ___Columbus reports on his first voyage and landfall. - Text only - From Paul Halsall - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/columbus1.html 

John's Word Search Puzzles: Kids: Columbus ___This a find-a-word puzzle. Print it out, then find the 19 words related to Christopher Columbus' voyages. - Text only - From John R. Potter - http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/kids/columbus.html 

When Worlds Collide ___Columbus' 'discovery' of the new world changed his world surely as an alien space ship could change ours. Learn all about it from this interesting paper on the subject. - Text only - By Kenneth Auchincloss - http://muweb.millersville.edu/~columbus/data/his/AUCHIN01.HIS

 

 

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