Bold Explorers looks at the lives of more than thirty explorers and is divided into thirty-five short readings. Most sections include a writing or research prompt for further study; a few include hyperlinks for more information or a hands-on activity. Several well-known explorers are discussed as well as dozens of lesser-known explorers.
Bold Explorers looks at the lives of more than thirty explorers and is divided into thirty-five short readings. Each section includes the name of the explorer, the name of the nation that sent him, and a summary of his accomplishments. Most sections end with a writing or research prompt for further study; a few include hyperlinks for more information or a hands-on activity. At the conclusion of the unit, you will find an additional hands-on activity, a fill-in-the-blank worksheet, and a multiple choice quiz.
You are encouraged to use this unit however it fits best with your family’s schedule. You can work through it in a few days or divide it over the course of several weeks (such as doing one section a day for seven weeks).
- Antonio Alaminos: Discovered of the Gulf Stream
- Fabian von Bellingshausen: Circumnavigated Antarctica
- Pedro da Covilha: Traveled the Indian Ocean and Eastern Ports
- Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon
- Semyon Dezhnev: Discovered the Bering Strait
- Edward John Eyre: First East-West Transcontinental Crossing of Australia
- Percy Harrison Fawcett: Explored Bolivia and the Jungles of Brazil
- John Smith: Founded Jamestown, Virginia
- Marie Joseph Garnier: Explored Southeast Asia
- Sven Hedin: Explored Central Asia
- John and Sebastian Cabot: Explored the New World
- Alejandro Malaspina: Explored for Knowledge
- Matthew Perry: Journey to Japan
- Samuel de Champlain: Founded the City of Quebec
- Jakob Le Maire: Explored Trade Routes
- Robert John McClure: Northwest Passage
- Gustav Nachtigal: Explored the Sahara
- Francisco de Orellana: Amazon River
- Meriwether Lewis and William Clark: Headed West
- Vincente Yáñez Pinzón: Central America and Parts of Brazil
- Pedrode Quirós: Vanuatu and the South Pacific
- Jacob Roggeveen: Easter Island
- Georg August Schweinfurth: Upper Nile River
- James Cook: Australia
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau: Ocean Depths
- Abel Janszoon Tasman: Tasmania
- Ferdinand Magellan: Circumnavigated of the Globe
- Francisco de Ulloa: Gulf of California
- George Vancouver: Pacific Coast of North America
- Christopher Columbus: New World Exploration
- Samuel Wallis: Tahiti
- Francisco Xeres: The History of Pizarro
- Yermak Timofeyevich: Siberia
- Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin: Landed on the Moon
- David Livingstone: The Heart of Africa and Her People
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