An example of the Columbus Timeline cards.

Key Stage 1
Christopher Columbus

Mapping Columbus’s First Voyage

In this activity looking at maps and globes, your child will identify and label areas of significance in Christopher Columbus’s first voyage. They will use directional language and understanding to show where Columbus travelled.

Throughout our 5 Christopher Columbus topics your child will locate the destinations of explorer Christopher Columbus and create a timeline. Discover star navigation and design and build our own boat. Christopher Columbus contains 5 activities with accompanying activity sheets and videos. In addition, it covers the following key aspects of the National Curriculum in England: Art, Design & Technology, History and Geography.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Geography = History
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Activity Four - Mapping Columbus's First Voyage

Activity 4
Mapping Columbus's First Voyage

  • The Voyages Of Columbus video
  • Voyage Map activity sheet
  • Atlas / globe
  • Crayons
  • Ge1/1.1a name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes
  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements

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Activity 1
Columbus Timeline

Activity One - Columbus Timeline

Activity 2
Design And Build A Boat

Activity Two - Design And Build A Boat

Activity 3
Navigation

Activity Three - Navigation

Activity 4
Columbus First Voyage

Activity Four - Mapping Columbus's First Voyage

Activity 5
Pack Your Bag 1492

Activity Five - Pack Your Bag 1492
Activity Four - Mapping Columbus's First Voyage

Activity Four - Mapping Columbus's First Voyage

Practical Resources:
  • The Voyages Of Columbus video
  • Voyage Map activity sheet
  • Atlas / globe
  • Crayons
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.1a name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes
  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
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