Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration (Build It Yourself) (Hardcover)

Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration (Build It Yourself) By Carla Mooney, Tom Casteel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carla Mooney, Tom Casteel (Illustrator)
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Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration offers a fascinating look at the explorers and their voyages during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Readers ages 9-12 can delve into the expeditions of Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, John Cabot, Hern n Cort's, and more. Using common household items and minimal supervision, kids enjoy 22 hands-on activities to help them learn about these legendary explorers and their voyages. Discover how the adventures of a few people 500 years ago changed world history.

Projects include creating and using a compass, learning to tie a sailor's knot, and baking and eating sea biscuits. Along with detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, Explorers of the New World includes biographical sidebars, engaging illustrations, interesting facts, and vocabulary words that allow kids to experience this era in a fun, interactive way.

About the Author

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master's degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. He is working on his first graphic novel.

Praise For…

"This informative, entertaining activity book takes readers on a fascinating voyage of their own. . . . Numerous inserts, 'Did You Know?' sidebars, maps, black-and-white representations of explorers, and sketches of events add additional facts and interest to the presentation. An appealing and useful resource." School Library Journal (September 13, 2011)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781936313440
ISBN-10: 1936313448
Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)
Publication Date: July 1st, 2011
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Build It Yourself