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By Right of Conquest: With Cortez in Mexico

By Right of Conquest: With Cortez in Mexico

Author: Henty, G.A.
Weeks: 3
Ebook format available here. Henty succeeds in weaving together a tale about the conquest of Mexico under the leadership of Cortez. Highly adventurous and full of excitement! Published by Bookshelf Central - PB NO QUANTITY DISCOUNT Knowledge Box...
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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Author: Latham, Jean Lee
Weeks: 5
Readers today are still fascinated by Nat, an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor's world--Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. Your...
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Columbus

Columbus

Author: D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin
Weeks: 1
A life of the Genoese weaver's son who sought to prove the world is round, telling how he studied map-making in Portugal, waited long years for financial and material support from Isabella of Spain, and finally made four voyages to the New World....
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Exploration and Conquest

Exploration and Conquest

Author: Maestro, Betsy & Giulio
Weeks: 5
Easy reading for students that covers exploration after Columbus, including Cortes, Pizarro, de Soto, Verrazano, Drake, and more. Excellent addition to your students' studies. 48 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the...
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Explorers of the New World

Explorers of the New World

Author: Mooney, Carla
Weeks: 3
An arts and activity book which takes a look at the explorers and their voyages during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Includes 22 hands-on activities, using common household items and minimal supervision. Projects include creating and using a...
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Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan

Author: Bailey, Katharine
Weeks: 1
From his early years to his life at sea, this short picture book will introduce youngsters to this famous explorer. Fun and interesting! 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Exploration booklets and lapbooks. Tapestry...
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First Voyage to America: From the Log of the Santa Maria

First Voyage to America: From the Log of the Santa Maria

Author: Columbus, Christopher
Weeks: 1
Dramatic, revealing entries, including Columbus's own words, document epochal voyage, heavy seas, discouraged crew, first sighting of land, appearance of island natives, and more. Fascinating edition published by Dover. 96 pages PB Knowledge Box...
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Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Author: Priceman, Marjorie
Weeks: 1
"The first 'manned' hot-air balloon is about to take off! But what are those noises coming from the basket? Based on the (POSSIBLY) true report of a day in 1783, this is the story of (PERHAPS) the bravest collection of flyers the world has ever...
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Leif the Lucky

Leif the Lucky

Author: d'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin
Weeks: 1
Tells how Leif sailed with his father, Eric the Red, from Iceland to Greenland where he grew up. It describes his journeys back to Norway, where he became a Christian and then to the land he called Vinland. The d'Aulaire books are an excellent...
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Lords of the Sea

Lords of the Sea

Author: Lassieur, Allison
Weeks: 1
Explains the story of the Vikings' exploration of the North Atlantic Ocean and discovery of North America. Written in graphic-novel format. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Vikings lapbooks. Tapestry of Grace...
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Marco Polo: Overland to China

Marco Polo: Overland to China

Author: Zelenyj, Alexander
Weeks: 1
The Silk Road, Service in the Khan's Court, and the Rise of the Mongol Empire are just three of the headings in this excellent picture book. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Exploration booklets and lapbooks. ...
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Marco Polo: The Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World

Marco Polo: The Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World

Author: McCarty, Nick
Weeks: 1
This is a great biography of the Italian explorer who became famous for his travels in Asia. National Geographic does books right, and this one is no exception. PB 64 pages Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Exploration booklets...
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Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings, The

Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings, The

Author: Haywood, John
Weeks: 1
Atlas that shows the development of Viking marauders as traders and craftsmen, explorers, settlers and mercenaries. Includes over 60 full color maps, special features and timelines, and over 80 illustrations in color and black and white. 144 pages...
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Radisson and des Groseilliers

Radisson and des Groseilliers

Author: Bailey, Katharine
Weeks: 1
Students will enjoy reading about these fur traders and their success in the Hudson Bay. Learn details about their lives, the natives they met, and their legacy. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Exploration booklets...
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Sad Night, The: Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss

Sad Night, The: Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss

Author: Mathews, Sally Schofer
Weeks: 1
Tells how the Aztecs established an empire in Mexico and what happened when they, led by Montezuma, encountered Cortes and the Spaniards in the early sixteenth century. Vivid illustrations and narrative style give a simple introduction to Mexican...
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Samuel de Champlain: From New France to Cape Cod

Samuel de Champlain: From New France to Cape Cod

Author: Morganelli, Adrianna
Weeks: 1
Follow the steps of Champlain as he explores from New France to Cape Cod. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Exploration booklets and lapbooks. Tapestry of Grace families: Adds more depth to your studies for this...
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Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude

Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude

Author: Borden, Louise
Weeks: 1
With a timekeeper sailors would be able to know the time back at their home port and calculate the longitude. But no one knew how to design such a clock. John Harrison (1693-1776), an Englishman without any scientific training, worked tirelessly for...
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Whale of a Story

Whale of a Story

Author: Davis, Buddy
Weeks: 1
It's early on a warm summer morning as the ship Southern Cross gently rocks in the water. BOOM! Suddenly a cannonball from a pirate ship whistles through the air and splashes in the water near her. Come along with Captain John Fisher and his men as...
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You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Marco Polo!

You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Marco Polo!

Author: Morley, Jacqueline
Weeks: 1
Tells the tale of Marco Polo's famous trip to the Far East from the point of view of a servant who gets to accompany them. The readers are asked to imagine themselves in the shoes of the servant as Marco, his father and his uncle face innumerable...
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