This is an informational reading article about explorer Ferdinand Magellan reaching the Pacific Ocean for the first time. This is a perfect assignment to use as a "Bell Ringer" or "5 Minute Reading/Writing" type of activity. It also works well as a substitute teaching assignment. The information is from the History Channel's website, the questions are mine. Can also be used as a web quest using the history.com website. MS Word doc for easy editing.