Now that you have chosen your explorer, it's time to begin your research.
Using the Researching My Explorer sheet, find information that will help you answer each of the 4 questions you'll be researching:
- Describe the explorer's early life.
- Why did he begin exploring and what was he looking for?
- Where did he explore? What route did he take?
- What happened as a result of his explorations?
Now, scroll down to find your explorer and use the internet links to find information.
*Make sure you have enough information on your explorer. If you feel you don't have enough...choose a different explorer!*
There are even some videos below that will provide you with some facts as well.
All About Explorers
Jacques Cartier - from Academic Kids
Jacques Cartier - from Thinkquest
Jacques Cartier - also from Thinkquest
Watch the video below about Jacques Cartier
John Cabot - from Academic Kids
John Cabot - from BBC History
John Cabot - from Thinkquest
John Cabot - also from Thinkquest
John Cabot - from Enchanted Learning
Watch the video below about John Cabot
The Life & Voyages of Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson - from Academic Kids
Henry Hudson - also from Thinkquest
Henry Hudson - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
Henry Hudson - from Ducksters
Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain - from Academic Kids
Samuel de Champlain - from Encyclopedia.com
Samuel de Champlain - from Thinkquest.com
Samuel de Champlain - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
George Vancouver - from Historylink
George Vancouver - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
George Vancouver - from Vancouver Maritime Museum
George Vancouver - from the Vancouver Sun (a map of his voyages)
James Cook - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
James Cook - from BBC History
James Cook - from Apex
James Cook - from Zoomwhales
James Cook - from Ducksters
James Cook - from The Kids Window
Watch the short video below about James Cook
Simon Fraser - from the Canadian Encyclopedia
Simon Fraser - from InfoPlease
Simon Fraser - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
Simon Fraser - from SFU
Simon Fraser - from AllVoices
Simon Fraser - from Essay-eh