English Across the Curriculum
|Prince Henry the Navigator builds a school for sailors.
|The Turkish empire cuts off the land route from Asia to Europe. Search for a sea route begins.
|Bartholomeu Dias discovers the southern tip of Africa.
|Christopher Columbus lands on an island of the Bahamas.
|John Cabot discovers Newfoundland while he searches for a north-western passage to India.
|Vasco Da Gama finds a sea route to India by sailing around Africa.
|Amerigo Vespucci returns from his explorations of South America. A German mapmaker names the New World after him.
|Vasco de Balboa discovers the eastern shore of the Pacific Ocean.
|1519 - 1522
|Magellan sails around the world.
|Hernando Cortes defeats the Aztec empire.
|Francisco Pizarro defeats the Inca empire.
|Jacques Cartier sails down the St. Lawrence River and discovers the Great Lakes.
|Sir Francis Drake is the first Englishman to sail around the world.
|The first settlement is called Jamestown.
|Henry Hudson discovers Hudson Bay.
|Mayflower lands with pilgrims in the New World.
|Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet explore the Mississippi River.