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Il était une fois - les Explorateurs
Beginner - Intermediate
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Learn more about Ameriga Vespucci, the man whom America is named after, and James Bruce, who traced the origins of the Nile, in this series on famous explorers.

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Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

It's back to the past, with the Once Upon a Time series. How did America get its name? Take a trip back to Renaissance Italy in this first episode of The Explorers to find out.

Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

He may not know it yet, but Amerigo Vespucci's life is about to change. Though he works as a successful banker, Amerigo feels restless and aspires to greater things. Luckily, Lorenzo de' Medici has offered him the opportunity of a lifetime: a trip to Spain to help Christopher Columbus prepare for an expedition to the Indies.

Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amerigo Vespucci sails for the New World to explore new territories discovered by Columbus, draw accurate maps, and find the true route to the Indies. As his ship approaches "Little Venice," or Venezuela, the crew comes into contact with some local natives.

Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

The explorers are exploring a new territory, full of lush vegetation, exotic wildlife, and, to the joy of a few explorers, gold! Perhaps they could use a lesson on the dangers of greed...

Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amerigo Vespucci sets foot for the first time on the American continent. He collects all manner of plants and animals, only to drop them into the Amazon River.

Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amerigo and his crew continue exploring the New World. Their water is almost gone. Fortunately, the river they're sailing on turns out to be the Amazon, so they won't die of thirst after all.

Il était une fois - les Explorateurs - 10. Amerigo Vespucci - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Vespuccia or America? In the last episode of this fun cartoon, we find out how the name of the new continent now known as "America" came about.

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