Grade Social Studies Homework Assignments
Christopher Columbus is generally believed to be the first
European to have made contact with people native to the Americas. Some historians claim that Leif Ericson led
the first European expedition to the North American mainland in about the year
1002. Since no maps of his expedition
exist, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where Ericson landed on his
voyage. Some evidence indicates that
Ericson landed in northern Newfoundland; others claim that he sailed even
farther south to the Cape Cod region of present-day Massachusetts.
Answer the following questions on a separate sheet of loose-leaf paper.
1. Does this reading make the new land sound good to live in? Why or why not?
2. Why did Leif Ericson name the new land