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  Life on a Galleon
(Use with p. 61.)

Looking for excitement on the high seas? Use the Internet to discover more about Spain's famous fleets.

California and the Sea
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park provides lesson plans focusing on California and the sea. Select "The Spanish Galleon" (Lesson 4) for a printable PDF file with two lessons on Spanish sailing vessels. One activity involves assembling a model galleon.

The Mary Rose
Explore the history of this famous Spanish ship--King Henry VIII's favorite warship--from her construction to her accidental sinking in 1545. The museum's site includes information on the structure of the Mary Rose, an illustrated story of her sinking, drawings of artifacts from the ship, and details on the raising of the ship from the sea in 1982.


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