Giovanni da Verrazzano


Purpose:
We will be using our research skills to find information about our assigned explorers. Together, we will create a virtual social network that these brave people in history can be part of. This is our very own historical social network called Historybook. Your history page will contain biographical information and images about your explorer. Also, you will be able to use special tools and resources if you would like to make your page even more exciting.

Date of explorer’s birth and death (if known).
He was born on March 1st 1485
He died in 1528 (exact date unknown)



What country was the explorer born in?
He was born in Italy



What country did the explorer sail on for (on behalf of)?
He sailed for France



When did they sail? Pick the 1 or 2 most significant dates.
He sailed in 1524



What was the reason for their voyage?
To find the northwest passage



Where did they actually land?
They landed in New York



Did you find a map of their voyage or voyages?
Yes


Any other information that you want to add? Add it here.
He sailed for King Francis I of France. He left Madeira, Spain, on January 17, 1524, and landed at Cape Fear on March 1. He was born in Greve, Chianti and died in Guadelovpe. He travled to Newfound land, New York Harbor, Narragansett Bay, and Cape Fear. He is an Italian explorer. When he left France sometime around 1508 on the ship called La Pensee, it was owned by a French person named Jean Ango. During his travels, 2 of his ships broke down. He was killed by a group of Native Americans called cannibles while exploring Florida, the Bahamas, and the lesser antillies. They killed him and immediatly ate him. He died at the age of 43.





Paste any URL information for any images that you would like to use. Save them to the "T:/Dugger/1213/historybook/yourexplorername" folder.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mlPoGU4VqSk/ShazUv-DWGI/AAAAAAAAF5Q/tqNiZsqJlpQ/s400/Giovanni_da_Verrazano.jpg
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/gifs/Verrazzanomap.GIF
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Viaggioverrazzano.jpg/260px-Viaggioverrazzano.jpg
What will your status be? Make sure it is something related to your explorer and what he did, lived through, or remembered for.
On the Verrazzano Bridge having a great time!



List 3-4 things that you can put in the "About" section. This would be information like when and where they were born, their "likes".
Likes- La Pensee Ship, Verrazzano Bridge, Italy, France, Northwest passage




Remember you must also fill in 1-3 years on the timeline to the right of the cover image. What years have you chosen and why?
1485 because he was born that year
1524 because he explored the northeast coast of North America
1528 because he died in that year