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You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Prince Henry the Navigator

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BC: Macdonald, Fiona, David Antram, and David Salariya. You Wouldn't Want to Sail with Christopher Columbus!: Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross / Written by Fiona Macdonald ; Illustrated by David Antram ; Created and Designed by David Salariya.New York: Franklin Watts, 2004. Print. Hirsch, E. D. Pearson Learning Core Knowledge: History & Geography. Parsippany, NJ: Pearson Learning Group, 2002. Print. | M L A Citations

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1: Swish! Crash Boom! You can tell you want to learn about Prince Henry the Navigator. Prince Henry was born in 1394 in Venice, Italy. He died in 1460, also in Venice, Italy. He was the third son of the Portuguese King. (But, you still wouldn’t want to explore with him. I’m just saying.) All I’m telling you is that if you really did want to sail with him, you would have a hard time explaining to him you wanted to come. I wouldn’t sail with him if I were you.

2: What did he design? He had helped design drawn maps, design ships, and even teach fun navigation skills. (Was navigation skill class like classes in the 1900’s?) Eh, don’t know. Henry had a strong desire to explore all the oceans and he convinced his father to invest in his expeditions. If you were Henry the Navigator, I’m sure you’d be scared to do some expeditions. But, think about it. It would be cool to go on mighty adventures. If you learned just about sailing, I’m sure it would tell you about some sailors and what they did. I’m positive. | What did Prince Henry the Navigator help design?

3: Why were sailors afraid to journey? Sailors were afraid to journey in the oceans because they heard terrible legends about the scariest monsters like the Lochness Monster. If they even saw one little body in water, they would freak out and think it was a monster. Although, when there was a storm or someone attacking, they would have to be above the water that holds monsters. Henry the Navigator, even though he was afraid, was okay with sailing over deepened waters and felt like he depended on sailing his whole life. | Why were sailors afraid to journey?

4: Why were sailors so scared? If you know, some stories tell you about mythical creatures that lurk those waters. The sailors thought that there were mysterious monsters in the ocean because they had heard about them from other legends. Told by other sailors, they were so scared that they wanted to hide, probably. I’m sure it was not a fun experience right before bed. The mysterious monsters they were afraid of probably didn’t exist. | IV. Why did sailors think monsters were in the ocean?

5: That is the strange story of why you wouldn’t want to explore with Henry the Navigator. But you probably could imagine sailing into the distance with your crew and discovering unknown lands and maybe even meet people. Plus, you could make friends with those people. The only thing I’m not so sure about is that how do you plan on going across the oceans? You don’t just say, “I’m going to explore the waters. Join me if you want.” He probably had to set up and prepare. The thing I learned is that when you have a crew with you, you’re not lonely. Water isn’t lonely either because it collides with other water and has people sailing over it. Those are just a few of the things that Henry the Navigator did, but if you learned about him in a text book, you would know a lot more things about him.

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