|Individual Explorers (Listed in Alphabetical Order
from National Geographic: Highlights
some of the world of today's prominent explorers and scientists.
Famous Space Explorers: Quick facts, photos, and information about their space exploration
|Sites with Information about Famous Explorers
Explorers A-Z from the Mulnomah County Library: Explorers are listed in alphabetical order with a links to websites with facts about each explorer
biographical information on famous explorers; Search alphabetically or by date or continent
Explorers' Hall of Fame: Early European Explorers: Click on an explorer's picture to learn about that explorer; photos included
PBS: The Conquistadors (Cortes, Pizarro, Orellana, Cabeza de Vaca): Historical facts, timeline
Wikipedia: Canadian Explorers: Alphabetical listing of Canadian explorers with links to biographies
|Early Explorers and Explorations
Age of Exploration: An Introduction: Facts
and information about early civilizations and their desire to explore
the world around them; Introduction, Biographies (listed in alphabetical order), Timeline, Vocabulary
Age of Exploration: Early Navigation Methods: Historical Background with pictures of how the early explorers navigated
America's Journeys: American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD 1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later. Read the words of explorers, Indians, missionaries, traders and settlers as they lived through the founding moments of American history. View, search, print, or download more than 150 rare books, original manuscripts, and classic travel narratives from the library and archives of the Wisconsin
of America:This Site describes the 15 year Conquest of Native America. The
story of the arrival of the first explorers to America; links to
each explorer with biographical information; links within articles for further historical information
of the Northwest Passage - from Wikipedia: Complete historical information about these historical expeditions: Strait of Anián, Northern Atlantic, Northern Pacific, Cook and Vancouver, 19th century, Franklin expedition, McClure expedition, John Rae, Amundsen expedition, and later expeditions
Exploration and the Spice Trade - from Wikipedia: Background, Middle ages, The New World, Trade under colonialism, Cultural exchanges, Recent Trends
Spanish Exploration and Conquest of Native America: Complete Historical background with photos
|Maps about Famous Explorations
and Exploration Maps from the Library of Congress:Documents
the discovery and exploration of the Americas with both manuscripts
and published maps. Many of these maps reflect the European Age
of Discoveries, dating from the late 15th century to the 17th century
when Europeans were concerned primarily with determining the outline
of the continents as they explored and mapped the coastal areas
and the major waterways. Also included are 18th and 19th century
maps documenting the exploration and mapping of the interior parts
of the continents, reflecting the work of Lewis and Clark and subsequent
government explorers and surveyors. SEARCHABLE by
Keyword or Creator Index, Geographic
Location Index, or
*Prior to the fifteenth century people of the ancient world gained knowledge about the world through trade merchants or Kings hoping to conquer new lands.
*Early explorers explored the world for many reasons: Some of the reasons were: to learn more about the world, to find gold and silver, to find new trade routes, and often to expland their empire.
*Portuguese Explorers were the first Europeans to explore the world in the fifteenth century, and the first to sail around the tip of Africa.
*The Vikings were a vicious group of warriors who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of Europe and the North Atlantic islands from the late 790 A.D. to the 1100 A.D..
Between the years 1519–1522 Magellan became the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe, sailing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
*The French began exploring to expand their fur trade.
*Spanish explorers wanted to gain a larger empire, wealth, and spread Christianity.
*The world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik, was launched by the Russians on October 4, 1957.
Before manned space flight could take place, Albert II, a Rhesus Monkey, was sent into space to determine if man could survive space flights.
*Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, was known as the "First Man in Space". His flight took place in April of 1961.
Alan Shepard was the first American astronaut in space. His flight took place on May 5, 1961.
|American History Calendar
History Calendar: A
calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly
web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important
events in American history can be viewed; interactive -
browse through it and display details on a specific person or event.
A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.
Smithsonian National Museum
of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!
History Channel: Each
month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts
them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology;
listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings
of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you
to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.
|Reference Sites to Help in Your Research
Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress:
Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures,
and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by
of Famous People Both Past and Present:
- SEARCHABLE by
Biographic Dictionary: Covers
more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world
from ancient times to the present day- SEARCHABLE by
Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked
questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources
from A to Z
Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE
Who2: Find famous people biographies fast!
This site also lists links to more information about each person.
- SEARCHABLE by keyword
|Didn't Find What You Were Looking For?
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