Early Explorers and Early Exploration A Pathfinder for Teachers http://www.mce.k12tn.net/explorers/explorers_start.htm activities and quizzes about explorers http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/learning/boardgame.html An old Viking game-directions and an example of the gameboard http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768909.html Myths about Explorers http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/ksd/MS/student/Explorers.html#Columbus A student report on Columbus (5th grade) http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/ksd/MS/student/Explorers.html#Cortes Student report on Cortez (5th grade) http://www.aetv.com/class/admin/study_guide/archives/aetv_guide.0039.html Questions to engage thinking about exploration and the “first person to discover America” (Columbus) http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~feegi/ Latitude, longitude, information and pictures of old ships, old maps—maybe a good web site to look at with the entire class. http://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/teachers/mapadv.htm Mapping lessons, introducing directions and the compass rose http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/LMwebpages/256B.html A world map, circa 1490 http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/LMwebpages/257A.html A world map similar to the one that Columbus may have used (1492) http://www.historychannel.com/maps/viewmap.jsp?cat=14584513&a=E&id=14624236 A map of early voyages and exploration 1000-1609 http://www.historychannel.com/maps/viewmap.jsp?cat=14584513&a=V&id=14623868 A world map of early exploration http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/world_cont.pdf A blank map of the world—continents http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/world_country.pdf A blank map of the world—countries http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/eur_countrynl.pdf An unlabeled map of Europe http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/ A web site for maps to print off!!
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