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1 and using DISCUS…

2  DISCUS is an online database that gives you access to encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, maps, and other information from school or home.  Information from DISCUS is accurate and appropriate.  You can access DISCUS from home or school with a password.

3  What’s the difference between DISCUS and searching GOOGLE? vs.  Take a look: Let’s search for South Carolina on GoogleSouth Carolina  Now watch this: Let’s search for South Carolina using a DISCUS DatabaseSouth Carolina

4 Begin searching the following databases for information on South Carolina Explorers: Britannica Elementary SIRS Discoverer Biography Resource Center Remember there will not be information on every explorer. Use the following PowerPoint slides for further information.

5 Hernando de Soto Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer. Hernando de Soto sailed to Florida from Spain. In 1540, Hernando de Soto decided to explore areas other than Florida. De Soto and his men marched from the Savannah River to the Blue Ridge Mountains. De Soto and his men were looking for gold and other treasures, but did not find any. In 1541, Hernando de Soto left South Carolina to explore other parts of the land. De Soto was the first European to see the Mississippi River.

6 Jean Ribault Jean Ribault was a French explorer. In 1562 he and his followers tried to settle in what is now Parris Island. They built a fort called Charlesfort. He named the area after King Charles IX of France. He also named the surrounding area of water Port Royal. Ribault left his followers to explore different areas. When he did not return his followers made a boat and sailed back to France.

7 Juan Pardo Juan Pardo was a Spanish explorer from Spain. Starting in 1566, Captain Pardo explored South Carolina. He explored the South Carolina coast up to the Blue Ridge region. He started his exploration at Santa Elena, now St. Helena, near Beaufort, SC. Pardo and his men looked for treasure but did not find much in SC. Pardo and his men were the first Europeans to explore much of South Carolina's Upcountry looking for food and treasure. In 1576, a group of Native Americans attacked his fort, Fort San Felipe, and the settlers moved to Florida.

8 William Hilton William Hilton was an English captain. Hilton was sailing and looking for tropical lands on which to grow indigo and rice. He sailed to Barbados, an island in the Caribbean. From Barbados, Captain Hilton sailed to Port Royal. While exploring the area of Port Royal he sighted an island and decided to claim it for himself. In 1663, William Hilton named the island after himself. Today it is known as Hilton Head Island.

9 Henry Woodward Henry Woodward was another English explorer that visited South Carolina. He was a young doctor. He originally landed in Cape Fear, NC in 1664 with other settlers. After the exploration of Cape Fear, the other settlers were going back to England, but Woodward stayed in South Carolina. In 1666, Woodward went to Port Royal, near Beaufort, South Carolina. He chose to remain there because he was well respected by the Native Americans and the English. He finally settled on John's Island, near Charleston. Woodward has also been credited with growing the first rice crop in South Carolina.

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