amaze
to be surprised
believe
to think that something is true
continent
the largest piece of land on earth. There are 7 continents.
crew
the people that operate a ship or airplane
explore
to look for somewhere that no one has seen before.
explorer
a person that explores. Leif Ericsson was an explorer
hero
a person that does great things. Superman is a hero
spices
plants that are used to make food taste better. Pepper is a spice
valuable
costs a lot of money. Gold is valuable
voyage
a long trip (usually by boat)
West Indies
the Caribbean Islands between Florida and South America
route
the path a person follows. The mailman walks a route every day.
synonym
2 words that have the same meaning. Car & automobile are synonyms
compass
a tool that tells which direction you are going
compass rose
a drawing showing the 4 directions: North,East,West,South
Canada
The country that is north of the USA
direction
the line of movement based on the compass. The explorer sailed in a southern direction
ordinal numbers
a number that tells the position in the line. First, second, third are ordinal numbers.
alphabetical order
to put words in order based on the first letter of the alphabet.
connect
to join together.
discover
to find something you have not seen before
eastern
on the east side. New York is an Eastern state
western
on the west side. California is a Western state
Southern
On the south side. Florida is a Southern state
Northern
On the north side. Michigan is a Northern state
riches
Things that have great value. Marco Polo brought riches from China
Amerigo Vespucci
Spanish explorer that traveled west to to South America. The New World is named for Amerigo (America)
hemisphere
half of a ball. Cut side to side or top to bottom
century
100 years