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Geography Awareness Week - National Geographic Education
"Geography and The New Age of Exploration - GeoWeek No
v. 17-23


TEACHER NOTES
Have a Cooperative Learning Exercise in the library with Explorers as the theme. Each table had a different explorer to research. Each group has to produce the explorer's biography, a map of their routes, a flag of their country (I used to just give them the colored construction sheets of their country's flag, a scissor, tape and a stapler and then they had to figure out how to make the flag). The finished products can be used to decorate your classroom or to make a nice bulletin board.


Individual Explorers
Vasco da Gama Round Africa to India, 1497-1498

Ferdinand Magellan's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522 CE

Jacques Cartier

John Cabot

My Columbus Page

Leif Eriksson Video

Jolliet and Marquette

Samuel de Champlain

Vasco Nez de Balboa

Leif Ericsson

Giovanni da Verrazzano

Henry Hudson

Lewis & Clark Historic Trail

Lewis and Clark PBS

Lewis and Clark (Scholastic)

Lewis & Clark: The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814


Mayflower II
Explorers - A - EnchantedLearning.com

All About Explorers Teaches students to be careful about information on websites. Thanks @geraldaungst

Famous Explorers - Biography.com


World History/Age of Discovery & Imperialism - Wikibooks

Explorer - Imperialism Game Wiki

Age of Exploration & Imperialism

European Voyages of Exploration: Voyages of Imperialism

Imperialism- The White Mans Burden


Challengers | Mission:Explore

Kids Online Resources - Explorers, Vikings, English, Conquistadors

Ships Exploration Discovery

Best Books for Teaching About Explorers

Who were the Vikings (Video)

The Vikings - Lesson Plans, Daily Life, Games...Mr. Donn

European Explorers - Age of Exploration

Age of Exploration - FREE presentations in PowerPoint format, interactive activities, lessons for K-12

Mountain Men: Pathfinders of the West 1810-1860

Origins of the Compass Rose

Explorers of Canada Lesson Plans K-8

American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement

Explorers Lesson Plan, Activity

Education World Lessons of the Explorers!

Marco Polo


Space Explorers, Inc.


Hernando de Soto