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Christopher Columbus tells his story in this believable dramatization that features authentic settings, props, and costumes, animated maps, historical art, location filming, and voiceover narration. Listen as he describes why he believed that a shortcut to Asia could be found by sailing west and how he was able to keep his crew from mutinying. Learn about the goals, successes, and failures of all four of Columbus's voyages to the New World, and find out about his technique of using the prevailing winds to cross the Atlantic. Learn about the Taino, their encounters with Columbus and his crew, and how Columbus's questionable tactics led to the downfall of this native group. Grades 5–8. Closed captioned. Color. 23 minutes. Library Video. ©2000.

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