Age of Exploration
The Age of Exploration Resources
Includes: Resources, Books, Lesson Plans, Handouts, and Web Based Activities
Trace Their Journeys
"With this project, students walk an uncharted mile in the shoes of history's great explorers,
mapping territory as they discover it and developing imaginary journals of their exploits.
Best of all, students post their work in "real time" on a classroom Web site so classmates and
others can follow the explorers as they go!"
General Explorer Information, Specific Explorer Links, and Other Explorer Information/Projects
European Explorers Theme Pages
General Resources and Explorers by Country
Students select an explorer of their choice to research.
"Students will learn why certain explorers came to the Americas and others did not while
developing an understanding of how explorers impacted the cultures and environments
of native and non-indigenous cultures. "
Who in History are Famous Explorers?
Hunt for Famous Explorers Game
Reports on explorers written by sixth graders.
Explorer Poems written by 5th Graders
Exploring the Americas
Students explore different Internet links to research each explorer.
After completing a chart on the explorers they answer five questions,
using the information they have collected.
Explorer Worksheets from David Leahy
Word Search - http://www.connectingstudents.com/worksheets/ss/explorews.htm
Answers - http://www.connectingstudents.com/worksheets/ss/explorewsansw.htm
Test your knowledge of early explorers a new quiz each time
Every attempt was made to insure that each of the links work properly. If you know of any links that should be added or are having problems with one of the links above, please contact Tracy Volz.
Last revised on Wednesday, December 06, 2000.