Explore with Ponce de León by Cynthia O'Brien

By Cynthia O'Brien

This informative booklet follows the travels of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Lon to the Caribbean and Florida. ancient info and high-interest truth bins are provided in a tabloid-news kind that courses readers via significant voyages, explorations, and discoveries. subject matters contain Ponce de Lons journey to the hot global on Columbus moment voyage, being appointed a governor within the Caribbean, his activities towards the Taino humans, lifestyles within the Spanish colonies, claiming Florida for Spain, and his legacy.

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Ponce de León becomes governor of the province of Higüey. com/ od/latinamericatheconquest/p/ Biography-Of-Juan-Ponce-De-Leon. htm Biography of Ponce de León. htm Information about Ponce de León from the University of Southern Florida. com/topics/exploration/ juan-ponce-de-leon Links to videos about the explorer. org/index. type=explorer&id=66 A site by the Mariners’ Museum with detailed information about Ponce de León and his discoveries. BOOKs Eagen, Rachel. Juan Ponce de León: Exploring Florida and Puerto Rico (In the Footsteps of Explorers).

Juan Ponce de León (Explorers). Checkerboard Library, 2007. Sutcliffe, Jane. Juan Ponce de León (History Maker Biographies). Lerner Publications, 2005. October: Ponce de León returns to Puerto Rico after a journey of nearly eight months. 1513 March: Ponce de León sets out at his own expense with three ships to search for a chain of islands called Bimini. A few days later he finds land that he calls La Florida. 1514 Ponce de León is given permission by the king to begin settlements in Bimini and Florida.

Juan Ponce de León: Exploring Florida and Puerto Rico (In the Footsteps of Explorers). Crabtree, 2005. Hoogenboom, Lynn. Juan Ponce de León; A Primary Source Biography (Primary Source Library of Famous Explorers). PowerKids Press, 2006. Ponce de León discovers a nearby island named Borikén, which he is convinced has large deposits of gold. 1506 1508 Ponce de León begins the first settlement on San Juan Bautista—now called Puerto Rico—at Caparra. May: Ponce de León is made governor of San Juan Bautista and instructed to extend Spanish settlement there.

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