Early Exploration


Watch this Brainpop Movie on The Conquistadors.

Learn about the Vikings in this Brainpop movie.

Watch The Age Of Exploration video.

Age of Exploration Interactive Map.

Early Voyages of Exploration

Take The Explorers Test

Could You Be A Viking Warrior?

World Explorers

Explorer Legends

Explorer Routes

Explorer Biographies

SAS Columbus


We have learned about some of the lives of these early explorers and what made them do what they did. Think for a minute about why they explored and write down what you remember. Then, watch these videos.

Next, make a poster, with text and drawings, that answer these questions:

1. Why do you think people explore? Give specific examples

2. Is it important to explore? Why or why not? (Be sure to read these three paragraphs) Give specific examples

3. What have you explored in the past and what do you want to explore in the future? Give specific examples and say how you have benefited and how you think you will benefit in the future?