Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Friday, 27 June 2014

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

1492 (Columbus sighting land)

                                                Here you have the scene of the disem a famous movie called "1492: Conquest of Paradise". This scene is inspired by an entry from Christopher Columbus' journal that you can find on that link

Thursday, 8 May 2014

An important portulan chart: The Juan de la Cosa map

This important map (that you can see on page 70 on your book) is now on display at the "Naval Museum" in Madrid, it is drawn on ox-skin and shows Europe, Africa and parts of Asia and America. Here you can find more information about its history: In English and in Spanish

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Vasco Da Gama | Mocomi Kids

This is a video with subtitles about the journey of Vasco da Gama to India in 1498. Listen to it carefully and write on your notebook the basic facts of his journey and life.

Then look on page 71 to the map that shows his route and identify to which countries belong now: The Cape Bojador, Cape of Good Hope, Calicut , Ceylon, Moluccas. (You have to use the world map on page 145).

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Marco Polo's travels

If you click on the following link to the Europeana Blog's entry about Marco Polo you will be able to find some information about Marco Polo. What else do you know about him? (Europeana is an organization that links many resources from museums, libraries, archives all around Europe. There you can find many images and information)