Explorers
 
General Sources Specific Explorers Other

General Explorer Information

Age of Exploration from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Exploration

Discoverers Web - huge database about explorers

    http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/

Eduplace Exploring and Settling
     http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/5/unit/5.2.html

Enchanted Learning - Explorers listed alphabetically
    
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/indexa.shtml

European Explorers Come To America - French explorers - Timeline
    http://www.historymuseum.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france/the-explorers/
    http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/european-explorers.htm
    http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/

Explorers - Plymouth State University site - Vespucci and Champlain
    http://oz.plymouth.edu/~lts/wilderness/explorers.html


How to write a biography:
    http://bellinghamschools.org/department-owner/curriculum/bsd-bio-maker-biography-maker

Explorers on the Web - CyberSleuthKids - good site
    http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/


French Explorers - http://www.historymuseum.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france/the-explorers/

Explorers - ThinkQuest Junior

    http://wayback.archive-it.org/3635/20130906083542/http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/welcome.htm

Info Please - short biographies by continent
   
http://www.infoplease.com/biography/explorers.html

KidInfo on Explorers
    http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Explorers.html

The Mariner's Museum - Vocabulary and Activities and Online Exhibitions
   
http://exploration.marinersmuseum.org/
         
http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/

Navigation Tools
   
http://www.nps.gov/fora/forteachers/navigation-and-related-instruments-in-16th-century-england.htm
    
More about Roanoke - http://www.nps.gov/fora/forteachers/roanoke-revisited.htm

The Spice Trade and Exploration
    http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/7/cl/7.8.html

David White's Explorers For Kids - Columbus, Drake, Magellan, Ericson, Hudson
    http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/explorers.htm


1492:An Ongoing Voyage - Library of Congress
    http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/Intro.html

Age of Discovery Cyberhunt - http://www.gailhennessey.com/index.shtml?exploration.html


Specific Explorers

William Baffin
    http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?id_nbr=38
    
http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/baffin_william.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Baffin

Vasco Nunez de Balboa
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=63
    http://coloquio.com/famosos/balboa.html
    http://www.biography.com/people/vasco-n%C3%BA%C3%B1ez-de-balboa-9196350
    http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/balboa_vasco_nunez_de.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_Nunez_de_Balboa

Willem Barents (Barentz)
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=4
   
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0806183.html
    http://www.polarconservation.org/education/explorers/willem-barentsz (http://polarchannel.com/polar-library/)
    http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/barents_willem.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Barents

Ibn Batuta (Buttuta or Battutah)

    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=16
    http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0824828.html
    http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1354-ibnbattuta.asp
    http://ibnbattuta.berkeley.edu/
    http://www.sfusd.k12.ca.us/schwww/sch618/Ibn_Battuta/Ibn_Battuta_Rihla.html
    
http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/ibn-battuta/1.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Battuta

Vitus Bering
    http://www.nndb.com/people/082/000094797/
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=61
    
http://profiles.incredible-people.com/vitus-bering/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitus_Bering
    http://www.netstate.com/states/peop/people/ak_vjb.htm

    http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/np/pages/vbering.html

Saint Brendan
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=73
  
 http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/brendan.html
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02758c.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Brendan

Cabeza de Vaca  - lots of text - http://www.library.txstate.edu/swwc/cdv/about/index.html
    http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/cabezadevaca.htm
    
http://www.vaca.com/cabeza.html
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabeza_de_Vaca

    
http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/cabeza_de_vaca_alvar_nunez.htm

John Cabot - http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=74
    http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/cabot.html
 
    http://www.mariner.org/education/john-and-sebastian-cabot
    http://www.mariner.org/education/john-cabots-voyage

    http://www.fact-index.com/j/jo/john_cabot.html
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cabot

    
http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/cabot_john.htm

Pedro Alvares Cabral - http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=60
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/cabral.shtml
    http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0809735.html 
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03128a.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_%C3%81lvares_Cabral

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo - http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=69
    http://www.nps.gov/cabr/historyculture/juan-rodriguez-cabrillo.htm

    http://www2.palomar.edu/users/ddozier/personal_pages/publications/juan_rodriguez_cabrillo.htm
    
http://www.sandiegohistory.org/bio/cabrillo/cabrillo.htm

   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Rodriguez_Cabrillo

Jacques Cartier - http://www.civilisations.ca/cmc/explore/virtual-museum-of-new-france/the-explorers/jacques-cartier
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=17
    http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/cartier.html
    http://canadaonline.about.com/od/exploration/p/jacquescartier.htm
    http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/jacques_cartier/
   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Cartier
       

Samuel de Champlain - http://www.civilization.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france/the-explorers/samuel-de-champlain-1604-1616/
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=1
    http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1600-1650/samuel-de-champlain-voyages-1604.php
  
 
http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/Champlain.htm   
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr009.html
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03567a.htm
      http://allaboutexplorers.com/explorers/champlain/
     Questions
http://www.lkwdpl.org/schools/emerson/champlan.htm
   
http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/dechamplain.html
    
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_de_Champlain

Cheng Ho (Zheng He) - http://geography.about.com/od/historyofgeography/a/chengho.htm
     http://sio.midco.net/dansmapstamps/chenghe.htm
     http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/zhenhe/131897.htm
     http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=6
     
http://library.thinkquest.org/20176/chengho.htm

    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zheng_He

               Christopher Columbus - http://www.history.com/topics/christopher-columbus
                   http://columbus-day.123holiday.net/christopher_columbus.html
                   http://www.kidport.com/reflib/usahistory/columbus/columbus.htm
                   http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1033.html
                   http://www.biography.com/columbus/
                   http://www.nndb.com/people/033/000045895/
                   http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=12

                   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus
                   1492: An Ongoing Voyage - http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/Intro.html
                   http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/BroTrue.html       

James Cook - http://www.cptcook.com/cookbio.html
        http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=13
        http://www.south-pole.com/p0000071.htm
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cook_captain_james.shtml

        http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/James_Cook/index.htm
       
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook
            http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks/e00088.txt

               Francisco Vasquez de Coronado - http://desertusa.com/mag98/sep/papr/coronado.html
                   http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/coronado.htm
                   http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=65
                   
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/Francisco_Coronado/index.htm
                   
http://www.biography.com/people/francisco-v%C3%A1zquez-de-coronado-9258086
                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Coronado   

Hernando Cortes - http://web.archive.org/web/20041123083845/http://www.umich.edu/~proflame/texts/mirror/conflict.html
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=34
    
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04397a.htm
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cortes_hernan.shtml
    
http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/cortes/cortes_flat.html
    
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/Hernan_Cortes/index.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernando_Cortes

Bartholomew Diaz http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/people/bios/dias-b.htm
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=59
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04775b.htm
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartolomeu_Dias

    
http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/dias_bartholomeu.htm
    http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Bartolomeu_Dias.html

Sir Francis Drake  http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/drake_francis.shtml
    http://www.bruceruiz.net/PanamaHistory/francis_drake.htm
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=27
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Drake
    http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/drake_francis.htm
    http://www.biography.com/people/francis-drake-9278809

Eric the Red - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0817579.html
    http://www.enchanted learning.com/explorers/page/e/ericthered.shtml
    http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Erik_the_Red.html
    http://www.suite101.com/content/eric-the-red-a8566
    http://www.answers.com/topic/eric-the-red
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_the_Red
    http://www.greenland.com/en/about-greenland/kultur-sjael/historie/vikingetiden/erik-den-roede.aspx

Leif Ericson (Eriksson) - http://www.mnc.net/norway/Leif.htm
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=10
   
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/Leif_Ericsson/index.htm
    http://www.viking.no/e/people/leif/e-leiv.htm
    http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/leifericson.htm
   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Ericson

Martin Frobisher - http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=19
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/TUDfrobisher.htm
    http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/MartinFrobisher.htm
    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/sir_martin_frobisher.htm
    http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/frobisher.html       
  
 http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/frobisher/frsub05e.shtml
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Frobisher

Vasco da Gama - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1497degama.html
    http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=5
    http://www.nndb.com/people/101/000091825/
    http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/vasco.html
    
http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/gama_vasco_da.htm
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_da_Gama

Prince Henry - http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=33
    
http://www.thornr.demon.co.uk/kchrist/phenry.html
    
http://www.mrdowling.com/610-henry.html
    
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/Henry_the_Navigator/index.htm
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_the_Navigator

Henry Hudson - http://www.ianchadwick.com/hudson/
    
http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/hudson.html
    
http://www.gailhennessey.com/index.shtml?hudson.html
    
http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=15
    
http://www.newsday.com/community/guide/lihistory/ny-history-hs214a,0,5846973.story?coll=ny-lihistory-navigation
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hudson

Juan Ponce de Leon - http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=66
                              http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12228a.htm
                              http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/de_leon/de_leon1.htm
                             
http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/Our_Country_Vol_1/whowaspo_bf.html
                             
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponce_De_Leon

                              http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/de_leon/de_leon1.htm

Alexander Mackenzie from PBS site - http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/mackenzie.html
    
http://www.amvr.org/
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Mackenzie_(explorer)

    http://www.canadiana.ca/hbc/person/mackenzie_e.html
    http://www.canadahistory.com/sections/eras/british%20america/Mackenzie.html

                Ferdinand Magellan - http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=8
                   http://www.biography.com/people/ferdinand-magellan-9395202
                   http://geography.about.com/od/historyofgeography/a/magellan.htm
                   http://www.rmg.co.uk/magellan
                         http://web.archive.org/web/20041021074029/muweb.millersville.edu/~columbus/data/art/SCHUES01.ART
                   http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09526b.htm
                   http://www.mrdowling.com/704-magellan.html
                   
http://www.esd.k12.ca.us/Matsumoto/TM30/history/Explorers/fmag.html
                   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Magellan

Jacques Marquette - http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=53
    http://www.civilization.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france/the-explorers/jacques-marquette-1673-1694/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Marquette
    http://www.biography.com/people/jacques-marquette-20984755
    http://www.greatriverroad.com/pere/marquettebio.htm
    http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/nsh/marquette.cfm

Francisco Pizarro -
http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=64
    http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/pizarro_francisco.htm

    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Pizarro

    http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/pizarro/pizarro_flat.html
    http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/pizarro/pizarro_flat.html

Marco Polo from the Silk Road - http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=18
    http://www.silk-road.com/artl/marcopolo.shtml

    
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/Marco_Polo/index.htm
    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12217a.htm
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo

    
http://geography.about.com/cs/marcopolo/a/marcopolo.htm

Hernando de Soto - http://www.FloridaHistory.com/inset33.html
 
  http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec4/Unit_2/Unit_IIQ2R5.html
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernando_de_Soto_(explorer)

          Verrazano - http://www.newsday.com/community/guide/lihistory/ny-history-hs213a,0,5715900.story?coll=ny-lihistory-navigation
               http://www.newsday.com/community/guide/lihistory/ny-history-hs213b,0,5781437.story

               http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec4/Unit_2/Unit_IIQ2R6.html
               http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/verrazzano.html
               
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_da_Verrazano

Amerigo Vespucci - http://www.studyworld.com/Amerigo_Vespucci.htm
     
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15384b.htm
     
http://www.notablebiographies.com/Tu-We/Vespucci-Amerigo.html
     http://geography.about.com/cs/historicalgeog/a/amerigo.htm
     
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amerigo_Vespucci

                Vikings  - http://www.marinersmuseum.org/education/viking-explorers
                    http://www.marinersmuseum.org/education/viking-discoveries
                    http://www.marinersmuseum.org/education/viking-ships
                    http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/viking.html
                    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vikings/
                    Viking Site - easy to read - http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/vikings.htm
                    
http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/start.html
                    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking

     Viking Links from Mrs. LeDuc:
        
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/vikings/
        
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lars/thesis.html



             Other Explorer Information/Projects

Interactive Project - "Become A Spice Trader"
    http://www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance/spicetrade/

 Explorers WebQuests:  
   ** http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/KingsParkES/technology/t4t/explorers/
   ** http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/explorers/

  
** http://www.jenningsk12.net/WE/peimann/socialstudies/Explorers/explorers.html
   
** http://www.woodford.k12.ky.us/Technology/trt/khogg/Explorers%20Webquest/Explorers.htm

   
** http://www.education.ucsb.edu/ucsbpt3/afield/teacher_projects/KimC_explorers/index3.html

An Adventure to the New World Web Quest http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/newworld/

Learn About Famous Explorers
   
http://www.42explore2.com/explorers.htm
    
http://www.42explore2.com/explorers2.htm

Henry Hudson Online Project - http://www.gailhennessey.com/index.shtml?hudson.html

***Poems about explorers written by Kimball kids in 1999
         http://www.kathimitchell.com/explpoe.htm

"Contact - Europe and America Meet" Ask Eric - (Josh Gajowski)
    http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec2/essay02.html

Explorers' Timeline from Hyperhistory (Josh Gajowski)
    http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/chart5.html

Pirates - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pirates/
Famous Women Pirates - http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/famous-women-pirates.htm
More Famous Pirates -
http://www.teacherfiles.com/4t/famous_pirates_info.htm
Thinkquest Pirate biographies -http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110360/pirate_biographies.htm 
Teaching Units for Treasure Island - http://www.easyfunschool.com/article2275.html

http://www.littleblueschool.com/boysbookclub/treasureislandseminar.pdf 
Pirates page from CLN - http://www.cln.org/themes/pirates.html


Teacher Lesson Plans:
The Age of Exploration from California History-Social Science Course Models
    http://www.history.ctaponline.org/center/hsscm/index.cfm?Page_Key=1318

Websites on Explorers and the Age of Exploration from the
      
Cumberland AVA Center in Bridgeton, New Jersey
     
http://www.cumbavac.org/Explorers.htm

Explorer Activities from K-8
     
 http://www.eduplace.com/monthlytheme/october/explorers.html

Explorers Theme Page from CLN
      http://www.cln.org/themes/explorers.html

Explorer's Log written by Naomi in 2000
      http://www.kathimitchell.com/nslog.html

Modern Day explorers, The Handleys, are sailing around the world. Read their daily logs at
     
http://www.handleysail.com

Explorer Poems - http://www.kathimitchell.com/explpoe.htm
orer Poems:
      
Remember "In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue"? I mentioned that line to my students while we were doing explorer reports, and they assured me they had never heard of it before. So, it made great sense to assign explorer poems. The plan was to start with 5-10 facts about the explorer from their reports. Then we reviewed simple rhyme schemes and discussed poetic license. The students began their poems in class, and then took them home to share (and revise) with parents.


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