Flagstaff Safe Searching Resources:

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Extensive information on exlorers and links to primary source documents.
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Search on the name of an explorer. For example, type in Cortes & review results.
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Go to Biographies --> World Explorers
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Search in explorer's name and look for biography, event & topics, and primary source results.


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Use the Biography Center in World Book Online to locate background information on your Explorer.

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Viking Information:


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Sail the stormy seas of the North Atlantic in your own longship and retrace the voyages of discovery and settlement to find the answers. Follow the path of the Norsemen from their homelands in Scandinavia to the shores of the New World to see how recent advances in archeology, saga studies, history, environmental studies, and even human genetics are changing our understanding of the Vikings, their neighbors, and their descendants.

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Index of Explorers with links to information on each.


Leif Erickson--Great Norwegians

Spanish Exploration and Conquest of Native America

List of food stuffs/provisions that explorers often took on their voyages.


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Help excavate a Viking village

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Play the game of 'Viking Quest from the BBC, which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond.

Voyages of Discovery:

The European Voyages of Exploration (15th & 16th Centuries)

The European Voyages of Exploration / The Applied History Research Group / The University of Calgary
Copyright © 1997, The Applied History Research Group

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"Voyages of Exploration: Discovering New Horizons" follows in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest explorers, reliving their adventurous expeditions into the unknown. Our aim is to take the users on a journey through past centuries looking at these adventurers, the dangers they faced, where they went and their motivation for exploration. Click on name or Achievements.


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Explorer Resources:

Explorers A-Z - Explore links to specific explorers.

Explorer

Follow the Paths to Helpful Sources

Primary Sources

Christopher Columbus

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Emergent Readers and Researchers

PebbleGo-->Biographies-->Explorers-->World Explorers

Kids InfoBits-->People-->Historical People (look for Columbus)


http://mrnussbaum.com/columbus/


Advanced Readers and Researchers

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/columbus (National Maritime Museum)

http://www.columbusnavigation.com/

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/080_columbus.html (Images from the Library of Congress)

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/documents/documents_p2.cfm?doc=194
Hernando de Soto
(3rd Gr. Core Knowledge)
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Kids InfoBits-->Search on De Soto

Enchanted Learning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/d/desoto.shtml


Biography.com
http://www.biography.com/articles/Hernando-de-Soto-38469

BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cortes_hernan.shtml

Advanced Readers & Researchers

http://www.floridahistory.com/

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-twoworlds/1694

http://www.floridahistory.com/soto-biography.html


Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
(3rd Gr. Core Knowledge)
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Kids InfoBits-->search on Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de


http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/coronado/


http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/francisco-vasquez-de-coronado.htm

Advanced Researchers & Readers

PBS

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/coronado.htm


Juan Ponce de Leon

(3rd Gr. Core Knowledge)

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PebbleGo-->Biographies-->Explorers-->World Explorers

Kids InfoBits-->search on Ponce de Leon, Juan

World Book Online-->search on

Ponce de Leon, Juan


Mr. Nussbaum

http://www.mrnussbaum.com/explorers/deleon.htm


Ponce de Leon

John Cabot

(3rd Gr. Core Knowledge)
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Kids InfoBits-->search on

Cabot, John

World Book Online-->search on

Cabot, John

Fact Monster

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/johncabot.html

BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cabot_john.shtml

ThinkQuest

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/john_cabot.htm

Advanced Researcher & Reader

http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/cabot.html

http://www.rmg.co.uk/explore/sea-and-ships/facts/explorers-and-leaders/john-and-sebastian-cabot


Primary Source Documents--letters from Cabot's expedition

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1497cabot-3docs.asp

http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/john-cabot.htm

Samuel de Champlain

(3rd Gr. Core Knowledge)
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Kids InfoBits-->search on

Champlain, de Samuel


World Book Online-->search on

Champlain, Samuel de

Fact Monster

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0811298.html

PBS

http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/dechamplain.html

Mr. Nussbaum

http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/champlain/

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/ca/books/bkc/biographies/bk_template.jsp?name=champlains&bk=bkc&authorname=champlains&state=ca


Henry Hudson

(3rd Gr. Core Knowledge)
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Kids InfoBits-->search on

Henry, Hudson

World Book Online-->search on

Hudson, Henry

Hudson


Advanced Researchers & Readers

http://www.hudsonriver.com/hudson-river-history

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/colonial/jb_colonial_hudson_1.html

http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/hudson.html


Ferdinand Magellan


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Kids InfoBits-->search on

Magellan, Ferdinand

World Book Online-->search on

Magellan, Ferdinand

Mr. Nussbaum

http://www.mrnussbaum.com/explorers/magellan.htm

ThinkQuest

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/magellan.htm


Advanced Researchers & Readers

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1519magellan.html

http://www.rmg.co.uk/magellan


Vasco Núñez de Balboa


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Kids InfoBits-->search on

Balboa, Vasco Nunez de


World Book Online-->search on

Balboa, Vasco Núñez de


ThinkQuest

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/balboa.htm


Hernando Cortez

Hernan Cortes

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BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/cortes_hernan.shtml

http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/aztec.html


Prince Henry the Navigator

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Thinkquest

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/prince_henry_the_navigator.htm


http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/h/henry.shtml



http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/princehenry/



Advanced Readers & Researchers

http://www.mrdowling.com/610-henry.html

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/262114/Henry-the-Navigator

http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/henry3.html


Bartolomeu Dias


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ThinkQuest

http://library.thinkquest.org/C001692/english/index.php3?subject=voyages/asia/portugal/dias

Enchanted Learning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/b/balboa.shtml


http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04775b.htm


Pedro Alvares Cabral


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Fact Monster

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0809735.html



Social Studies for Kids

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/pedroalvarescabral1.htm

Enchanted Learning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/cabral.shtml

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03128a.htm


Francisco Pizarro


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FactMonster

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0839247.html



ThinkQuest

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/pizarro.htm


Advanced Readers & Researchers

PBS

http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/pizarro/pizarro_a00.html

http://history.howstuffworks.com/south-american-history/francisco-pizarro.htm

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12140a.htm


Sir Frances Drake

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Kids InfoBits-->search on

Drake, Francis

ThinkQuest

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/sir_francis_drake.htm?tqskip=1


http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/sir_francis_drake.htm


Advanced Readers & Researchers

http://www2.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/SirFrancisDrake.html


http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/sir-francis-drake.htm


http://www.rmg.co.uk/drake


Jacques Cartier

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PebbleGo-->Biographies-->Explorers-->World Explorers

ThinkQuest

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/jacques_cartier.htm

PBS

http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/profiles/cartier.html


Mr. Nussbaum

http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/jacques_cartier/



http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/colonial/jb_colonial_cartier_1.html


http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/jacques-cartier.htm

(Excellent list of food/provisions explorers often took with them on their voyage.)


http://www.civilization.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france/the-explorers/jacques-cartier-1534-1542/


Marco Polo

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PebbleGo-->Biographies-->Explorers-->World Explorers

BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/polo_marco.shtml


Vasco Da Gama


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BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/da_gama_vasco.shtml

Thinkquest

http://library.thinkquest.org/C001692/english/index.php3?subject=voyages/asia/portugal/dagama

Advanced Readers & Researchers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/da_gama_vasco.shtml

http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron//WestEurope/DaGama.html


Eric the Red

Eric Thorvaldson

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Fact Monster

http://www.factmonster.com/biography/var/ericthered.html

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0817579.html

Enchanted Learning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/e/ericthered.shtml

ThinkQuest

http://library.thinkquest.org/C001692/english/index.php3?subject=voyages/ancients/vikings/eric




Leif Eriksson

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PebbleGo-->Biographies-->Explorers-->World Explorers

Fact Monster

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0829321.html

ThinkQuest

http://library.thinkquest.org/C001692/english/index.php3?subject=explorers/database/show&id=5


http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/ericson.html


http://www.mnc.net/norway/ericson.htm


El Pope

(3rd Gr. Core Knowledge)

Po'Pay

Tewa Medicine Man

PBS

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/pope.htm



European Exploration, Trade, and the Clash of Cultures (5th Grade Core Knowledge):

Beginning in the 1400s, Europeans set forth in a great wave of exploration and trade.

European Motivations
  • Muslims controlled many trade routes
  • Profits through trade in goods such as gold, silver, silks, sugar, and spices.
  • Spread of Christianity in Europe
    • Missionaries
    • Bartolome' de las Casas speaks out against enslavement and mistreatment of native peoples.

Geography of the Spice Trade

European Exploration, Trade, and Colonization

The Sugar Trade

Transatlantic Slave Trade: The "Triangular Trade" from Europe to Africa to the Colonies in the Caribbean and the Americas