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1421: The Year China Discovered America?

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
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  • 1421: The Year China Discovered America - Pt.1 - The Epic Voyages

    Gavin Menzies, an amateur historian and former submarine commander in the British Navy, poses an argument that could change the way we perceive global history forever -- that Chinese admirals discovered America, and Chinese junks first circled the earth. Did a daring Chinese Admiral sailing the world's largest wooden armada beat Columbus to America by 71 years? Using location photography and beautifully crafted dramatic reconstruction, this two part documentary begins by telling the story of the known voyages of Zheng He.

    Length: 00:57:02
  • 1421: The Year China Discovered America, Pt.2 - The New Theories

    Gavin Menzies, an amateur historian and former submarine commander in the British Navy, poses an argument that could change the way we perceive global history forever -- that Chinese admirals discovered America, and Chinese junks first circled the earth. Did a daring Chinese Admiral sailing the world's largest wooden armada beat Columbus to America by 71 years? Using location photography and beautifully crafted dramatic reconstruction, this two part documentary begins by telling the story of the known voyages of Zheng He.

    Length: 00:56:54

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