Vasco Nunez De Balboa Facts: Lesson for Kids


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Vasco Nunez de Balboa was an explorer from the country of _____.

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1. Vasco Nunez de Balboa was a conquistador. What does this mean?

2. Vasco Nunez de Balboa made a very big discovery. What was he the first European to find?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will test you on the life of Vasco Nunez de Balboa. You will answer test questions on where he was from, some of the things he did, and how he died.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Why we call Balboa a conquistador
  • What his great discovery was
  • Which strip of land he had to cross to get to the Pacific Ocean

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about what it means to be a conquistador
  • Information recall - remember what you read about what finally happened to Balboa
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to name the country he was from

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called, Vasco Nunez de Balboa Facts: Lesson for Kids to find out more about him. By the time you're finished, you should be able to:

  • Tell when Balboa was born
  • Describe how Balboa treated the native people he met
  • Explain who Pedrarias was