|Individual Explorers (Listed in Alphabetical Order|
|Admiral Richard Byrd|
|Admiral Richard E. Byrd Biography||Richard E. Byrd - from Wikipedia|
|Antarctic Explorers||Antarctica History - Exploration Time Line|
|Antarctic Explorers||Antarctica Explorers on the Web|
|Balboa||Enchanted Learning: Balboa|
|Vasco Núñez de Balboa||Antarctica Explorers on the Web|
|Vasco Núñez de Balboa - historical information||Wikipedia: Vasco Núñez de Balboa 1475 - 1519|
|Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca||Learning From Cabeza De Vaca|
|PBS: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca||Cabeza de Vaca Journeys Across North America|
|Enchanted Learning: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca||Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca - from Wikipedia|
|John Cabot||John Cabot, Explorer|
|Age of Exploration: John and Sebastian Cabot||The History and the Mystery of John Cabot and the Cabot Rock|
|Enchanted Learning: John Cabot||John Cabot - from Wikipedia|
|Sebastian Cabot||Sebastian Cabot, Explorer|
|Age of Exploration: John and Sebastian Cabot||Sebastian Cabot - Historical Information|
|Enchanted Learning: Sebastian Cabot||Sebastian Cabot - from Wikipedia|
|Pedro Álvares Cabral|
|Pedro Álvares Cabral||Historical Text Archive: Pedro Álvares Cabral|
|Enchanted Learning: Pedro Álvares Cabral||Pedro Álvares Cabral - Portuguese Navigator|
|Jacques Cartier||Jacques Cartier|
|Jacques Cartier - Historical Background||Jacques Cartier - from Wikipedia|
|The Lewis and Clark Expedition||William Clark - from Wikipedia|
|PBS Online: Lewis Clark||Enchanted Learning: Lewis and Clark|
|Captain James Cook||Captain James Cook - World's Explorer|
|Captain James Cook Biography||First Voyage of James Cook - from Wikipedia|
|Age of exploration: James Cook||Captain James Cook - from Wikipedia|
|Francisco Vázquez de Coronado||Enchanted Learning: Coronado|
|PBS: Francisco Vázquez de Coronado||Francisco Vázquez de Coronado|
|Hernando Cortés||Hernando Cortés and the Conquest of the Aztecs|
|Hernando Cortés||Hernando Cortés|
|Vasco da Gama|
|Vasco da Gama||Vasco da Gama from Wikipedia|
|Vasco da Gama Facts||Enchanted Learning: Vasco da Gama|
|Samuel de Champlain|
|Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635)||Samuel de Champlain from Wikipedia|
|Samuel de Champlain Facts||Enchanted Learning: Samuel de Champlain|
|René-Robert de La Salle||Enchanted Learning: René-Robert de La Salle|
|René-Robert de La Salle||René-Robert de La Salle - from Wikipedia|
|Bartolomé de las Casas||Bartolomé de las Casas|
|Bartolomé de las Casas||Wikipedia: Bartolomé de las Casas|
|Hernando De Soto||Hernando de Soto Biography|
|Hernando De Soto||Hernando de Soto - from Wikipedia|
|Bartolomeu Dias||Bartholomeu Dias|
|Bartolomeu Dias||Bartolomeu Dias - from Wikipedia|
|Francis Drake||Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage|
|Age of Exploration: Francis Drake||Francis Drake - from Wikipedia|
|Erik the Red||Erik the Red - Short Biography|
|Enchanted Learning: Eric the Red||Erik the Red - from Wikipedia|
|Martin Frobisher||Enchanted Learning: Martin Frobisher|
|PBS: Martin Frobisher||Martin Frobisher - from Wikipedia|
|Leif Ericsson||Leif Ericsson - Historical Background|
|Leif Ericsson - Historical Facts||Leif Ericsson - from Wikipedia|
|Henry Hudson||Age of Exploration - Henry Hudson|
|Henry Hudson - Historical Facts||Enchanted Learning: Henry Hudson|
|Henry Hudson Biography||Henry Hudson - from Wikipedia|
|Henry the Navigator||Prince Henry the Navigator|
|Enchanted Learning: Henry the Navigator||Henry the Navigator - from Wikipedia|
|Louis Jolliet||How Stuff Works: Louis Jolliet|
|Louis Jolliet||Louis Jolliet Facts|
|Meriwether Lewis||Meriwetherlewis Biography|
|PBS: Meriwether Lewis||Meriwether Lewis - from Wikipedia|
|David Livingstone||How Stuff Works: David Livingstone|
|David Livingstone - Scottish Missionary||David Livingstone - from Wikipedia|
|Enchanted Learning: Magellan||Magellan's Place in History|
|Magellan Facts||Ferdinand Magellan|
|Marco Polo||Marco Polo, The Explorer|
|Enchanted Learning: Marco Polo||History of Marco Polo|
|Historic Figures: Marco Polo||Marco Polo Historical Facts|
|Jacques Marquette||Jacques Marquette|
|Jacques Marquette Facts||U.S. History: Jacques Marquette|
|Enchanted Learning: Pizarro||Francisco Pizzaro - from Wikipedia|
|Francisco Pizarro||Francisco Pizarro Facts|
|Juan Ponce de León||Enchanted Learning: Juan Ponce de León|
|Juan Ponce de León||Juan Ponce de León - from Wikipedia|
|Sir Walter Raleigh||Notable Biographies: Walter Raleigh|
|Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)||Walter Raleigh - from Wikipedia|
|Captain John Smith||Enchanted Learning: John Smith|
|Captain John Smith||John Smith of Jamestown - from Wikipedia|
|U.S. History: John Smith||Captain John Smith's Chesapeake Voyages|
|Amerigo Vespucci||Amerigo Vespucci Facts|
|Amerigo Vespucci||Amerigo Vespucci - from Wikipedia|
Explorers-in-Residence 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
Explorers A-Z from the Mulnomah County Library: Explorers are listed in alphabetical order with a links to websites with facts about each explorer
Explorers-EnchantedLearning.com: Brief biographical information on famous explorers; Search alphabetically or by date or continent
Explorers' Hall of Fame: 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
The 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
Conquest 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
Exploration 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
Discovery 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 Title Index
*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: 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!
The 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.
American 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 keyword
Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present: - SEARCHABLE by keyword
The 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 keyword
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: 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
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