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by Rachel Eagen


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Details the sixteenth-century Spanish explorer's travels in the Carribbean and his discoveries of Florida and Puerto Rico.

In the Footsteps of Explorers. Crabtree Publishing Company.

Juan Ponce de Leon explored what is present day Florida and Puerto Rico. Balboa was looking for islands in the western Caribbean Sea that were rumored to have gold and precious jewels. What country did Juan Ponce de Leon sailed from and when? Ponce de Leon first sailed from Spain with Columbus on his second voyage in 1493. He did not find them, but explored the coast of the eastern Gulf of Mexico (now part of the state of Florida). When did Juan Ponce de Leon discover Florida? April 2nd, 1513.

This person replaced Ponce de Leon as Puerto Rico's ruler. What did the Spanish explorers want to do in the new lands? pg 6-7.

Ponce de Leon created a permanent colony in Florida that was attacked by these people. Who are the Calusa Indians? 100. Who was the first explorer to visit the Caribbean islands? Christopher Columbus. 100. This person replaced Ponce de Leon as Puerto Rico's ruler. 200. Ponce de Leon was hired by the King and Queen of Spain to do this. pg 4-5. Put down rebellion of the natives. The San Cristobal could carry this many people. Convert the people to Christianity.

In February 1521, Ponce de León left Puerto Rico for a second exploration of Florida. Ponce de León was wounded in the confrontation, possibly by a poison arrow to his thigh.

Florida and much of the nearby coast is depicted in the Cantino planisphere, an early world map which was surreptitiously copied in 1502 from the most current Portuguese sailing charts and smuggled into Italy a full decade before Ponce sailed north from Puerto Rico on his voyage of exploration.

Juan Ponce de León died in Cuba, but his remains were . Puerto Rico's third-largest city, Ponce, bears the explorer's name.

Juan Ponce de León died in Cuba, but his remains were later transferred to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they were put to rest in San Juan Cathedral. Nearly a decade later, he was serving as a captain in the force commanded by Nicolás de Ovando, Spain’s royal governor of the island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic). They landed on the southwest coast of Florida, near what is now Charlotte Harbor, with the intention of founding a colony.

Ponce de León explored many areas, including the Bahamas and Bimini . Ponce de León was shot in the thigh by an arrow and was seriously wounded.

Ponce de León explored many areas, including the Bahamas and Bimini, for both gold and the mythical fountain, but he never found either. In late March of 1513, his ships landed on Florida's east coast near present-day St. Augustine. He claimed this beautiful land for Spain. Ponce de León continued down the east coast of Florida and along the keys until he arrived at an island that had many turtles. He named the island Dry Tortugas because there was no fresh water on the island and tortugas means turtle in Spanish. The settlers decided to abandon the settlement and sail back to Cuba.

This book is suitable for ages 8-14. Famous for his search for the legendary Fountain of Youth, Spanish conquistador Ponce de Leon is credited with the discovery of Florida in 1513, as well as making Puerto Rico and the Gulf Stream known to the Spanish world. This sensitively written new book describes his encounters with the Calusa, the native inhabitants of Florida, and the Taino, natives of Puerto Rico. Young readers will enjoy reading about life at sea and the hardships faced by his crew. A recipe from the period is also included. The topics include: Ponce de Leon's life, from a page, to a squire, to Governor of a plantation; his military successes; his motivation for seeking to settle the New World; his discoveries of Florida and of The Tortugas; his plantation Cassava, and its role in future trade routes; the relationships he had with Native Americans: aid from the Taino Indians in farming, and the repulsion by the Calusa Natives from the Florida coast; life at sea for Ponce de Leon and his crew; a recipe for Cassava bread.

Ponce de Leon: Exploring Florida and Puerto Rico (In the Footsteps of Explorers) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0778724483

ISBN: 0778724484

Author: Rachel Eagen

Category: Books for children

Subcategory: History

Language: English

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company (November 1, 2005)

Pages: 32 pages

ePUB size: 1426 kb

FB2 size: 1462 kb

Rating: 4.4

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Painshade
Gifted this to my nephew along with other books.
Easy for him to understand.
Painshade
Gifted this to my nephew along with other books.
Easy for him to understand.
Reemiel
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Marirne
This is a great reference source about the Spanish explorer and first governor of Puerto Rico. The vocabulary is appropriate for 4th to 6th graders. Text features are usually important for this kind of book. Its large font, accompanied by an abundance of illustrations, real photos, background charts, and sidebars with important facts and dates, makes this a reader-friendly text. The colorful presentation and the font sizes certainly aim at arousing readers' interest in the subject matter. The handling of text features in this book was simply effective, economical, and provoking.

Content-wise, this text also merits 5 stars. Not only do we find out about Pone de Leon's life; readers also learn about: the historical background of the discovery and conquest; the origins of Florida's name; the names of the different types of embarkations used in those days; the lives of the natives, such as the Tainos and the Calusa Indians; the lifestyle of sailors; and new vocabulary. Readers not only get to learn new key words, often boldfaced and whose definitions appear in the glossary, but they also encounter other words in context, such as caravels (the name of a ship) and harquebuses (the name of a weapon).

This is the first of this collection I have read and it is certainly a treat. For teachers covering the subject of exploration, this is a five-star complementary text that deserves its place in the classroom.
Marirne
This is a great reference source about the Spanish explorer and first governor of Puerto Rico. The vocabulary is appropriate for 4th to 6th graders. Text features are usually important for this kind of book. Its large font, accompanied by an abundance of illustrations, real photos, background charts, and sidebars with important facts and dates, makes this a reader-friendly text. The colorful presentation and the font sizes certainly aim at arousing readers' interest in the subject matter. The handling of text features in this book was simply effective, economical, and provoking.

Content-wise, this text also merits 5 stars. Not only do we find out about Pone de Leon's life; readers also learn about: the historical background of the discovery and conquest; the origins of Florida's name; the names of the different types of embarkations used in those days; the lives of the natives, such as the Tainos and the Calusa Indians; the lifestyle of sailors; and new vocabulary. Readers not only get to learn new key words, often boldfaced and whose definitions appear in the glossary, but they also encounter other words in context, such as caravels (the name of a ship) and harquebuses (the name of a weapon).

This is the first of this collection I have read and it is certainly a treat. For teachers covering the subject of exploration, this is a five-star complementary text that deserves its place in the classroom.
Faebei
Make sure you check your order detail! I thought this was a full paperback. It's a children's illustrated book for grades 3-6..
Faebei
Make sure you check your order detail! I thought this was a full paperback. It's a children's illustrated book for grades 3-6..