Writing Activity

Explorers often had difficulty finding financial support for their expeditions.  Take the role of either Columbus or Magellan and write a 1 page persuasive letter to a monarch asking for support for your voyage.

In your letter, explain why the voyage is important and how it will benefit the monarch.  Be sure to use a respectful tone.

Homework:  Write a 1-page persuasive essay.  Due Wednesday 5/20/09

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