3. The ocean currents that would have helped Columbus on the return trip to Europe were the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Current.
4. The winds that would have helped on the return trip were the Westerlies.
5. Sailing with the prevailing ocean currents and wind patterns shortened the duration of Columbus’s voyage, even though a more direct route would have covered less distance.
Summary: In today’s lesson we discussed how artifacts provided information about the first Americans and how they formed a new cultures and societies.