Famous Explorers - Teacher Resources

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Utilize these printables, lessons, and activities to teach your students about the many explorers who have contributed to society. From voyages across the Atlantic to missions in space, these diverse figures transcended social and physical boundaries and changed how we view our world. You'll find plenty of resources for Columbus Day in October and everything you need to integrate this cross-curricular topic into classes on math, language arts, science, history, geography, or art.

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Worksheet

20th-Century Explorers Word Power

Students can practice social studies vocabulary relevant to 20th-century ex... read more

Worksheet

Explorers of North America Word Power

Students can practice social studies vocabulary relevant to North American ... read more

LESSON

Instant Expert

Become an instant expert on science and social studies topics featured in D... read more

Quiz

Women Adventurers Quiz

Using reference materials, the Internet, and their knowledge of women's his... read more

Biography

James Cook

Read a biography of James Cook to learn more about this English explorer of... read more

Map

Famous Explorers Quiz

Pupils learn about important explorers and their discoveries by taking this... read more

Worksheet

Underwater Archaeology

Your pupils will learn about the use of underwater technology to find artef... read more

Worksheet

Mount Everest Timeline

Review the chronology of attempts to ascend Mount Everest with this printab... read more

Worksheet

Samuel de Champlain Word-Fill

Children use the words in this worksheet to complete a passage about French... read more

Map

Explorers of North and South America

Learn about discovery and exploration in North and South America with this ... read more

Biography

Thor Heyerdahl Biography

Learn about anthropologist and explorer Thor Heyerdahl by reading this biog... read more

Worksheet

Early European Settlements Reading Warm-Up

This reading warm-up features a passage on early European settlements and q... read more

Worksheet

Spanish Explorations Reading Warm-Up

This printable warm-up helps students master important reading skills with ... read more

Worksheet

The Gold Rush Reading Warm-Up

This printable warm-up helps students master important reading skills with ... read more

Biography

Daniel Boone Biography: A Reading Warm-Up

Teach your students about American history while improving their reading sk... read more

Worksheet

Conquering Mount Everest

In 1953 explorers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of M... read more

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