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Columbus Day Lesson - Page 2

Replica of the Flag on the Santa Maria
Flag of the Santa Maria Ship

Why did the King and Queen of Spain sponsor Columbus's voyage?

They wanted to increase Spain's power and wealth by establishing new trade routes and new colonies.

Columbus made four trips to the New World.

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain
Painting of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

Who financed Columbus's voyage?

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain financed his trip.

Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
Spanish Ships - 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.

Columbus Day Worksheets

Crossword Puzzle

Answer Key

Interactive Columbus Day Crossword

Blank Map of Spain

Columbus Day Tracing Worksheet

Blank Map of the World