An ncss notable social studies trade book for young people christopher columbus is one of the most famous people in world history yet few know the full story of the amazing resourceful and tragic italian explorer christopher columbus and the age of exploration for kids portrays the admiral of . Christopher columbus and the age of exploration for kids portrays the admiral of the ocean seas neither as hero nor heel but as a flawed and complex man whose significance is undeniably monumental kids will gain a fuller picture of the seafarers life his impact and the dangers and thrills of exploration as they learn about all four of . Biography christopher columbus is the explorer who is credited for discovering america of course there were already people living in america at the time who we call native americansthere even was a european leif ericsson who had been to the americas before. Christopher columbus owned a copy of marco polos famous book and it gave him a love for exploration in the mid 15th century portugal was desperately trying to find a faster trade route to asia exotic goods such as spices ivory silk and gems were popular items of trade. The age of exploration the age of exploration took place between the 15th and 17th centuries during this time many countries in europe sent out explorers to discover new lands find trade routes seek treasure and gain territory for their country
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