EL Civics for ESL Students

Columbus Day Lesson, Page 2

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King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain

Who financed Columbus's voyage?

  • King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain financed his trip.


Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria

How many ships made the voyage to the New World?

  • There were three ships in Columbus's small fleet: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
  • Columbus sailed on the Santa Maria, which was the largest of the three ships.


Map of the Bahamas

Where did Columbus and his men first land?

  • They landed on an island in the Bahamas. Columbus called the place San Salvador.
  • Columbus thought he and his men had reached the East-Asian mainland.


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