Bring history to life for students in grades 5 and up using Explorers of the New World! This 64-page book focuses on the journey that led to the beginning of American history. The book covers explorers such as Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus, Hernando Cortés, Ferdinand Magellan, Jacques Cartier, and Hernando de Soto. It includes reproducible activities, questions, biographies, discussions, time lines, biographical sketches, puzzles, and a complete answer key.
Being an explorer is not for the squeamish and exploring the new world brought front and centre particular types of characters. Each of the explorers described in this work was quite different, yet they shared the yearning to find something new and if necessary, to risk everything on the venture. Even though history records them as explorers they most likely considered themselves as adventurers. This engaging volume lifts us effortlessly through the centuries to a day when verve and daring were called for on a daily basis.
For some early explorers, the trip to the New World wasn't their first adventure. Readers will be fascinated by these daring men and what drove them to discover new lands. Each has an amazing and unique story.
There was a time when every voyage contained an element of the unknown. Today, however, the world spreads out before us carefully mapped and plotted. One must credit explorers with this transformation. Readers will devour these tales of explorers who have pushed geographic and personal boundaries, leaving virtually no corner of the globe off limits.
The English and French Uses of the Example of Spain
Author: J. Hart
Category: Literary Criticism
Representing the New World argues for the importance of Spain in the New World as an example of France and England in their efforts to establish colonies and suggests that this example was ambivalent and contradictory as well as surprisingly persistent in the representations of Spain in French and English texts concerning the Americas.
Postmodernism and Postcolonialism in Canadian Fiction
Author: Marie Vautier
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Literary Criticism
In this comparative study of six Canadian novels Marie Vautier examines reworkings of myth in the postcolonial context. While myths are frequently used in literature as transhistorical master narratives, she argues that these novels destabilize the traditional function of myth in their self-conscious reexamination of historical events from a postcolonial perspective. Through detailed readings of François Barcelo's La Tribu, George Bowering's Burning Water, Jacques Godbout's Les Têtes à Papineau, Joy Kogawa's Obasan, Jovette Marchessault's Comme une enfant de la terre, and Rudy Wiebe's The Scorched-Wood People, Vautier situates New World myth within the broader contexts of political history and of classical, biblical, and historical myths.