WebQuest

Canadian Explorers

Task

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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

Jacques Cartier - from Academic Kids
Jacques Cartier - from Thinkquest
Jacques Cartier - also from Thinkquest
Watch the video below about Jacques Cartier



John Cabot

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




Henry Hudson

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

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

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

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








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