New World Explorers - General Resources

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Arctic Explorers 

Arctic Explorers General Resources

Antarctica Explorers

Antarctica Explorers General Resources

Africa Explorers

Explorer Behaim, Martin - Explorer Cadamosto, Alvise da - Explorer Dias, Bartolomeu - Explorer Eannes, Gil - Explorer Eberhardt, Isabella - Explorer Henry the Navigator - Explorer Kingsley, Mary - Explorer Burton, Sir Richard Francis - Explorer Clapperton, Hugh - African Explorers General Resources - Explorer Ibn Battuta, Abu Abdullah Muhammad - Explorer Lander, Richard - Explorer Livingstone, David - Explorer Park, Mungo - Explorer Speke, John Hanning

New World Explorers

Explorer Albanel, Charles - Explorer Balboa, Vasco Nunez de - Explorer Brûlé, Étienne - Explorer Cabot, John - Explorer Cadillac, Antoine de Lamothe - Explorer Cartier, Jacques - Explorer Champlain, Samuel de - Explorer Columbus Christopher - Conquistadors - Explorer Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de - Explorer Cortes, Hernando - Explorer De Soto, Hernando - Explorer Drake, Sir Francis - Explorer Du Lhut, Daniel Greysolon, Sieur - Explorer Fraser, Simon - Explorer Frobisher, Martin - General Resources - Explorer Gilbert, Humphrey - Explorer Hennepin, Louis - Explorer Hudson, Henry - d'Iberville, Pierre Le Moyne Explorer - Explorer Joliet, Louis - Explorer Kino, Eusebio - Explorer La Harpe, Jean Baptiste Bernard de - Explorer Lahontan, Baron - Explorer La Salle, René-Robert-Cavelier - Explorer La Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de - Explorers Louis & Clark - Explorer Marquette, Jacques - Explorer MacKenzie, Sir Alexander - Explorer Narvaez, Panfilo de - Explorer Nicollet, Jean - Explorer Perrot, Nicolas - Explorer Pizarro, Francisco - Explorer Ponce de Leon, Juan - Explorer Quen, Jean de - Ribault, Jean - Radisson & Des Groseilliers - Explorer Thompson, David - Explorer Troyes, Pierre de - Explorer Vancouver, George - Explorer Vespucci, Amerigo

World Explorers

Explorer Cook, James - Explorer Da Gama, Vasco - Explorer Drake, Sir Francis - General Resources - Explorer Magellan, Ferdinand - Explorer Polo, MarcoExplorer Zheng He (Cheng Ho)


Charles Albanel __ A very brief biography. - From -

Christopher Columbus __ Who was he?  "It is generally assumed he was Genoese. However there is no solid evidence of this and historians claim he could have been born in other places, from the Crown of Aragón to the Kingdoms of Galicia or Portugal, or in the Greek island of Chios, among others. The real birthname of the explorer is also unknown;..."  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated -  From wikipedia -

Conquest Trails through North America ___There are hours worth of information at this comprehensive website for kids, teens, parents and teachers. Practically everything is clickable - images, text links, and highlighted words and phrases take you interesting pages about the natives and the conquistadors. Click or use the drop-down menus to navigate. - Illustrated - From the Conquest Channel -

David Thompson Canadian Explorer Mapmaker History Pictures __ "David Thompson ranks as the premier surveyor of North America. Two Canadians, David Thompson and Alexander Mackenzie, are also the leading explorers of North America. From 1792 to 1812, David Thompson mapped most of the country west of Hudson Bay and Lake Superior, across the Rocky Mountains to the source of the Columbia River, and the length of the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean."  You will find a lot of information and beautiful images. - illustrated - From - 

Early New World Explorers - FREE American History Lesson Plans ... __ Many lesson plans and links to additional materials. - From -

European Exploration and Settlement in the New World __ You will find a timeline with live links to information about various New World explorers. - From -

European Explorers - Age of Exploration __ You will find an enormous amount of information as you make your way through this page. - From -

European Exploration of the New World __ "Although the Vikings traveled to North America more than 900 years ago, it was Christopher Columbus' good luck in 1492 that whipped Europe into a frenzy. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, the Spanish Monarchs whom funded Columbus' exploration, were the first to realize the potential wealth of the New World. Spain became the richest and most powerful nation in the world. "  Lesson plans, teacher and student resources. - From - 


European Rivalry for the Pacific Northwest ___Learn about the activities of European explorers in the Pacific Northwest via timelines, images and text. - Illustrated - From the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington -

Explorers __ "This site has in depth resources on the Explorers and Navigators who found and help settle the New World." - illustrated - From -

Explorers __ Many click-to-read articles, maps, charts and other resources. - From - 

Explorers of Native America __ A good overview of explorers for the younger student. - illustrated - From -   

Explorers of the New World __ "Around the year 982 Eric the Red sailed to Iceland. He landed on the coast of Greenland. He founded the first colony there. His son named Leif Ericson began exploring the area. He reached the North American mainland around the year 1000 and called it Vinland."  An overview of several New World explorers. - illustrated - From -

Explorers of the New World __ A collection of resources. - From - 


Explorers of the New World: Learning About Major Explorers of the New World __ Lesson plans. "Students learn about the principal explorers of the New World, how they contributed to the development of European knowledge about America, how European rivalries were transferred to the New World, and the effect of Native American cultures meeting with European cultures."  Goals, procedure, materials. - From -

Explorers of the New World Webquest __ Great learning tool for students of any age.  "Who were the explorers of the New World? What motivated them to come to this hemisphere? What challenges did they encounter here?" - From -

French colonization of the Americas __ "The French colonization of the Americas began in the 16th century, and continued in the following centuries as France established a colonial empire in the Western Hemisphere. France founded colonies in much of eastern North America, on a number of Caribbean islands, and in South America."  an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

History of Brulé's discoveries and explorations __ You will find a 180 page book reproduced online.  "History of Brulé's discoveries and explorations, 1610-1626, being a narrative of the discovery, by Stephen Brulé, of lakes Huron, Ontario and Superior; and of his explorations (the first made by civilized man) of Pennsylvania and western New York, also of the Province of Ontario, Canada; with a biographical notice of the discoverer and explorer, who was killed and eaten by savages, " - From Library of Congress -

Jacques Cartier __ "Jacques Cartier (1491–September 1, 1557) was a French explorer, who claimed what is now Canada for France."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - from wikipedia -

John Cabot @ All About Explorers __ "One might wonder what John Cabot and Christopher Columbus have in common. Both were born in Liverpool, England. Cabot was born in 1405, but his birth certificate was lost at sea and no one knows for sure."  A good look at Cabot plus internal links to many other explorers. - From - - 


New World Explorers __ "The New World Explorers, Inc., is a non-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of Florida and approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Officers of the corporation and Advisory Board members are dedicated scholars in the broad discipline of history and serve in their particular specialty without pay or remuneration."  This site is packed with material. - From -

The Spanish Come to the New World __ An overview and maps of several Spanish explorers. - illustrated - From -

Time Travelers - New World Explorers __ Lesson Plans.  "Our first in the series, "New World Explorers," contains 25 lessons that can spread across 5-10 weeks, covering: Reasons for Exploration, A Sailor's Life, Ships, Navigation, 23 Explorer Profiles, Pirates, and more!"  Goals, procedure and materials - From - 

Vasco Nuñez de Balboa __ "This is a series of pages that tell the story of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa of Spain, his early years and colonization of Panama and Antigua. It tells of his discovery of the Pacific Ocean, and his eventual beheading by Pedraias." - illustrated - From Bruce C. Ruiz - 


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