Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Mr. West's Prezi on Christopher Columbus

Sample Presenation for Project 1 in 7th Grade Social Studies (EJMS)
by

Michael West

on 25 September 2012

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Mr. West's Prezi on Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus European Explorer of the "New World" Christopher Columbus was born in
Genoa, Italy in 1541. When the city of Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in the 1450s, (which is now in the country of Turkey), it was no longer safe for Europeans to get to Asia by land, so they began to search for other ways to trade with what they called the "East Indies" Map of the "Silk Road" Some people, like Bartolomeu Dias, tried getting there by sailing around Africa Columbus had a different idea. He decided he was going to sail West...in order to eventually end up in the East. But Columbus needed money to test out his idea, and that meant asking
the kings and queens of Europe He asked the rulers of Portugal, Venice, Genoa and England, and it seemed like
nobody was willing to pay for Columbus' far-fetched idea Finally, he asked King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, and they agreed
to give Columbus the money for his expedition. In return, anything Columbus found,
was to be claimed for Spain. Columbus chartered 3 ships: The Nina,
The Pinta, and the Santa Maria, and set sail for the west What he found was North and South America, and when word reached Spain of the riches he had found in the New World, hundreds of others followed in his footsteps. Thus began the Age of Exploration and European Conquest By the way, Columbus wasn't the first European to get to the Americas. A viking named Leif Ericson beat him to it in 1002 :)
Full transcript