Search for the Northwest Passage

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120885

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An obsession for hundreds of years, the search for the fabled Northwest Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific is a tale of ambition, fear, folktales, courage, and controversy. This engaging title reveals the motivations of the many countries and explorers who played a part in the almost 500-year search for a commercial sea route to India across the arctic. Primary and secondary source materials, such as oral histories of the Indigenous people and recorded accounts, are examined, as well as fictional accounts from popular culture of the many failed expeditions. Readers will gain an understanding of how important this quest was, as well as how it remains relevant today.

Reading Level
Lexile
1040L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
7.1
DRA
60
Categories
Genre
Geography History
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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