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.
Jacques Cartier - from Academic Kids
Jacques Cartier - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
Jacques Cartier Video - from History.com
Jacques Cartier - from Biography.com
John Cabot - from Academic Kids
John Cabot - from BBC History
John Cabot - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
John Cabot - from Enchanted Learning
John Cabot Video - from Bio.com
The Life & Voyages of Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson - from Academic Kids
Henry Hudson - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
Henry Hudson - from Ducksters
Henry Hudson Video - from History.com
Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain - from Academic Kids
Samuel de Champlain - from Encyclopedia.com
Samuel de Champlain - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
Samuel de Champlain Video - from Biography.com
George Vancouver - from Historylink
George Vancouver - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
George Vancouver - from Academic Kids
George Vancouver - from Encyclopedia.com
James Cook - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
James Cook - from BBC History
James Cook - from Zoomwhales
James Cook - from Ducksters
James Cook Video - from Youtube
Watch the short video below about James Cook
Simon Fraser - from the Canadian Encyclopedia
Simon Fraser - from World Book Online (will only work at school)
Simon Fraser - from SFU
Simon Fraser - from Essay-eh