Saturday, October 10, 2015

Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue in 1492!

At the end of the week, we took a bit of time to learn about Christopher Columbus and his discovery of a trade route to the Americas. We learned that the names of his three main ships were the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, and he sailed to the Americas from Spain in 1492 (We did the math and figured out he made his journey 523 years ago!) . He was trying to find a new trade route to Asia to prove that the world was in fact round, not flat! He originally thought he had landed in India, but later discovered he was actually in the "New World".

We talked about what we would name our ship if we were to go exploring, and then we made some mini models of the ships Columbus sailed on! 

Next week, we are going to work with our reading buddies on creating some mini working ships out of some special materials. We are excited to experiment with them after we enjoy our long Columbus Day Weekend :) 

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