Discovering The Americas!

During our ‘Movers and Shakers’ topic work this week, we continued to learn about significant people throughout history – with a particular focus on explorers.

In History we learnt all about the famous explorer Christopher Columbus, a sailor who set out to travel west to the Indies in 1942 but instead found ‘The Americas’! In Geography, we used Google Maps to identify Spain (where Columbus sailed from), the Canary Islands (where supplies where collected) and The Bahamas (where Columbus reached land) on a map of the world. We showed these locations by creating a colour-coded key. We also labelled the Atlantic Ocean, which Columbus crossed during this expedition.

Next, we used an alternative map to help us to show the expedition route.

Well done Year 2, this was not an easy task – your map reading skills were brilliant!

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