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Hernando Cortez

John Cabot

Samuel de Champlain

Jacques Cartier

Alexander Von Humbolt

Magellan

Pizarro

Henry Hudson

Gaspar Corte Real

Francis Drake

Christopher Columbus

Giovanni da Verrazzano

James Cook

Vasco Nunez de Balboa


 

 

Explorer Web Pages

 

Below are some links to webpages that will help you find information on all the explorers.

Check them out or go directly to the individual explorer's sites above.

 

  1. The Hall of Explorers
  2. Short Biographies of Explorers
  3. This is the Yahoo directory of explorers. There is a lot of links here , so be careful you don't get lost.
  4. Here is simple alphabetical list of explorers with some useful information
  5. Another good collection of sites with a good list of your favorite explorers
  6. A very good site by Cybersleuth...tons of information
  7. This site is sorted by the countries that the explorers came from
  8. Wow! this is the mother load of information...don't get lost.
  9. Lots of information on each explorers
  10. Yahoo kids Directory
  11. This is an indepth page about exploration
  12. Why did Europeans explore the world during the Age of Exploration?

 

 


 

How to watch a video of an explorer

 

To watch a video on your explorer you will first have to log into the United Video Streaming site.

 

1.  Click here to set up log in

 

2. Your teacher will give you a username and password.

 

3. Once you  are logged in you will be able to click on the the videos of Explorers below and on the explorer pages.

 


 


Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Early Explorers: The Age of Discovery

Learn about trade with the Far East in the 15th Century and how restrictions on that trade helped bring about the Age of Discovery. Join Diego as he learns about Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, John Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan and other fearless people who helped solve the mysteries of the uncharted world.
 

Hernando Cortez

Conquistadors: Hernan Cortes (1:00:00)

In search of gold, 500 Spanish adventurers landed in the Americas in 1519. Hernán Cortés and his conquistadors took control of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. Learn how Aztec prophesies, disease, and a Maya woman played pivotal roles that helped the conquistadors.

 


John Cabot

Early Explorers: The Age of Discovery (20:00)

Students learn about trade with the Far East in the 15th Century and how restrictions on that trade helped bring about the Age of Discovery. Join Diego as he learns about Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, JohnCabot, Ferdinand Magellan and other fearless people who helped solve the mysteries of the uncharted world.

 


Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain, “The Father of New France” (1567-1635) (14:24)

This program begins with a look at Champlain’s early life, his first three expeditions to Canada. These include the formation of alliances with Native Americans to help develop the fur trade, the foundation of the colony of Acadia and the foundation of the colony of New France. The program ends with a look at the expansion and creation of non-French colonies and territories in North America from 1607-1635.

New World Explored, The (26:00)

Prime time news in Europe during the year 1520 was the existence of a New World across the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish, Portuguese and English had laid claim to some of this territory and France was now eager to claim her share. This expansion of empires would be motivated by wealth, politics and religion. Students will be introduced to the travels of the following explorers: John Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, Hernando de Soto, Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Sir Francis Drake, Henry Hudson and SamueldeChamplain.
This program begins by presenting the historical background that laid the foundation for French exploration in North America. It starts with a look at trade between Europe and Asia, the motivations for finding a sea route to ports in the Far East that would bypass the Silk Road are examined. The program then focuses on the early non–French contributions to world exploration.

 

 


Jacques Cartier

New World Explored, The (26:00)

Prime time news in Europe during the year 1520 was the existence of a New World across the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish, Portuguese and English had laid claim to some of this territory and France was now eager to claim her share. This expansion of empires would be motivated by wealth, politics and religion. Students will be introduced to the travels of the following explorers: John Verrazano, JacquesCartier, Hernando De Soto, Cabeza De Vaca, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Sir Francis Drake, Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain.
This program begins by presenting the historical background that laid the foundation for French exploration in North America. It starts with a look at trade between Europe and Asia, the motivations for finding a sea route to ports in the Far East that would bypass the Silk Road are examined. The program then focuses on the early non–French contributions to world exploration.

 


Alexander Von Humbolt

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MacKenzie

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Magellan

Exploring the World: Ferdinand Magellan and the First Voyage Around the World (16:49)

In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan sailed from Spain with a fleet of five ships to look for a faster route to Asia. During this three-year, 50,000 mile voyage, Magellan died and only one shop made it back to Spain. However, these men had circumnavigated the globe, proving once and for all that the world is round. This program examines the life and world of the great explorer Ferdinand Magellan. By viewing this video students learn many fascinating details about Magellan's life, the times in which he lived, and his famous voyage.

Early Explorers: The Age of Discovery (20:00)

Students learn about trade with the Far East in the 15th Century and how restrictions on that trade helped bring about the Age of Discovery. Join Diego as he learns about Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, John Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan and other fearless people who helped solve the mysteries of the uncharted world.

 


Pizarro

Explorers, The: Francisco Pizarro and the Incas (18:12)

Journey with Pizarro to Columbia and Panama and learn how he conquered the Incan emperor Atahualpa. Students will see a detailed portrait of the Inca empire, including its geographical breadth, system of government, agriculture, family life, and religion.
Disease and civil war weakened the Inca Empire before Francisco Pizarro and his men came to conquer. Conditions under Spanish rule were brutal, but the Inca staged one last rebellion to recapture their pride and ancestral lands.
Travel back in time to Mexico and Peru to meet the Aztecs and the Inca. This program focuses on the motivation of Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro, two Spanish conquistadors. Students learn about the rise and fall of the Aztecs and the Inca in their struggle against European explorers.

 


Henry Hudson

New York Up Close: Colonial and Revolutionary New York

From HenryHudson's quest for the Northwest Passage to the founding of New Netherland to the first New York State Constitution, take a look at events in colonial and revolutionary New York.

New World Explored, The (26:00)

Prime time news in Europe during the year 1520 was the existence of a New World across the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish, Portuguese and English had laid claim to some of this territory and France was now eager to claim her share. This expansion of empires would be motivated by wealth, politics and religion. Students will be introduced to the travels of the following explorers: John Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, Hernando De Soto, Cabeza De Vaca, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Sir Francis Drake, HenryHudson and Samuel de Champlain.

 


Gaspar Corte Real

Sorry, no video available

 


Columbus

Explorers, The: Christopher Columbus: Voyager to a New World (22:03)

Investigate the experiences that prepared Christopher Columbus for his voyages in search of a trade route to Asia. Although he never reached Asia, he did help establish the first permanent Spanish colony in the New World.
This program examines the life of one of history's most important and controversial figures - Christopher Columbus. Through beautiful photography, students visit important historical sites in Spain, and share in the fear and excitement of Columbus's first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Columbus's historical role as the found of Spain's first colony in the New World and as the discoverer of the first reliable sea routes across the Atlantic are also presented.
Columbus seeking the eastern coast of India, Cabot a water passage to the Asian continent, Prince Henry a quick route along the coast of Africa – these destinations defined the age of exploration as the 1500s dawned in Europe. Three major cultures, the Native Americans, Europeans and the Africans were on the verge of encounter. This program shows how these bold explorers were the catalysts for European control of the New World and demonstrates the economic impact of their journeys. Historical figures also include Leif Ericson, Hernando Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, Ponce de Leon and Panfilo de Narvaez.
 

Giovanni da Verrizanono

Students learn about trade with the Far East in the 15th Century and how restrictions on that trade helped bring about the Age of Discovery. Join Diego as he learns about Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, John Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan and other fearless people who helped solve the mysteries of the uncharted world.
This program begins by presenting the historical background that laid the foundation for French exploration in North America. It starts with a look at trade between Europe and Asia, the motivations for finding a sea route to ports in the Far East that would bypass the Silk Road are examined. The program then focuses on the early non–French contributions to world exploration.
 

Sir Francis Drake

Prime time news in Europe during the year 1520 was the existence of a New World across the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish, Portuguese and English had laid claim to some of this territory and France was now eager to claim her share. This expansion of empires would be motivated by wealth, politics and religion. Students will be introduced to the travels of the following explorers: John Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, Hernando De Soto, Cabeza De Vaca, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Sir FrancisDrake, Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain.

 


James Cook

Moving between Hawaii, Alaska, and the contiguous West, students understand the varied histories of this region. Learn about the Spanish explorers on the west coast, the Polynesians in Hawaii, and the Inuit of Alaska. Understand how each of these areas became a part of the United States. Discover gold in California and other parts of the West. Witness the construction of the transcontinental railroad that connected this region with the rest of the country.

 

 

 

 

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