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How do you celebrate Columbus Day? - Washington Post (blog)

How do you celebrate Columbus Day? - Washington Post (blog) | Europe | Scoop.it
How do you celebrate Columbus Day? Washington Post (blog) Congress is doing a full-on impersonation of Columbus, dragging us very confidently and at great expense in the opposite of the direction of where we actually want to go, so that we wind up...
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Podcast: Columbus’s Voyage

Podcast: Columbus’s Voyage | Europe | Scoop.it
“This Geography News Network Article podcast is an historical description of Christopher Columbus’s role in discovering the Americas.”
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How Portugal became the first global sea power - CBS News

How Portugal became the first global sea power - CBS News | Europe | Scoop.it
How Portugal became the first global sea power CBS News Here, close to where many explorers began their voyages, Prince Henry surrounded himself with scholars, mapmakers, astronomers, as well as navigators, amassing knowledge and intelligence --...
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Young explorers

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Play online games, discover the cultures of the world, and get creative with fun activities in the new British Museum section for children - Young explorers

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John Dalziel's curator insight, May 12, 2013 1:28 PM

Creative crafts to try, videos to watch, games to play and a great interactive map that teaches children about different objects in the museum.

A site for practitioners involved in Family Learning and/or Initial Teacher Training.

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Was Christopher Columbus Secretly Jewish?

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Was Christopher Columbus Secretly Jewish?
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Henry the Navigator

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Prince Henry the Navigator (Dom Henrique) was the son of King João of Portugal, born in 1394. He is most famous for the voyages of discovery that he organised and financed, which eventually led to the rounding of Africa and the establishment of sea routes to the Indies. Henry was also a very devout man, and was Governor of the Order of Christ from 1420 until his death in 1460.

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Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) - The Oatmeal

Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) - The Oatmeal | Europe | Scoop.it

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Students Become World Explorers With This App

Students Become World Explorers With This App | Europe | Scoop.it

"European Exploration: The Age of Discovery is a free iPad app that puts students in charge of exploring the “New World.” In the game students are in charge of selecting explorers and ships to send out to the New World. Students have to manage the finances of their expeditions so that they don’t run out of money before they can return home safely."


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All About Explorers

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This is an interesting history site about explorers... except it isn't. If you look at the information it is wildly wrong and the site is designed to teach about fact checking and to show children that not all information on the Internet is trustworthy.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools

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Columbus Day? Cristóvão Colón, a Portuguese Sephardic Jew, discovered ... - Connecticut Jewish Ledger

Columbus Day? Cristóvão Colón, a Portuguese Sephardic Jew, discovered ... - Connecticut Jewish Ledger | Europe | Scoop.it
Columbus Day? Cristóvão Colón, a Portuguese Sephardic Jew, discovered ...
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King John I's son was Prince Henry the Navigator, who ran a school of navigation, and obtained a wealth of maps (mappa mundi) from his brother, Pedro.
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