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Juan Ponce de Leon

Get your favorite third grader to tell you all about Juan Ponce de Leon! They know plenty!

Kaliyah: He was sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain
Kevin: He thought that the Fountain of Youth was real.
Sharon: His king hoped he would find riches and land.
La: He claimed Florida for Spain
Aaliyah: He landed in St. Augustine
Craig: It is the oldest city in the United States
Tyler: He was the first European to travel to North America


Landed in Florida
Wanted to find riches and land
For Spain and for his “ma”

Students may also want to show you a YouTube video that has information about all 4 of the explorers!

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