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32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to be Complete

32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to be Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to be Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to be Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to be Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to be Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to be Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to be Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to be Complete
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Looking for a way for your students to discover facts about some of the famous European Explorers in history? Here is a way your students can discover these historic figures that allows them to find out some basic facts, but also allows them to identify what they think is important about each person. Each trading card has the same format and allows students to gather a very brief snapshot of who these people were and what they did that contributed to the history of the America. Decide how many you'd like students to complete and make a mini-research project out of it. Kids really enjoy this format!

This file is in .pdf format and can be printed on standard 8.5x11 inch paper. Each trading card is on a half sheet of paper and will need to be cut out by students to write on and fold to make into front/back trading cards.

For each person students will identify the following:

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Famous Exploration
Fun Facts
Legacy

There isn't a lot of room for students to write so they'll have to be brief and to the point, thus contributing to the brief snapshot of each person's life.

Each trading card is set up to be folded into a front and a back and could be stapled together or left unfolded to see both sides at once. Included on each front side is a picture of the person and their name just like you see on the cover page.

The historic figures for this activity are:

1. Sir Francis Drake
2. Sir Walter Raleigh
3. Marco Polo
4. Ferdinand Magellan
5. Christopher Columbus
6. Francisco Pizzaro
7. Amerigo Vespucci
8. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
9. Vasco de Gama
10. Leif Erikson
11. Juan Ponce de Leon
12. Sir Richard Grenville
13. Sir John Hawkins
14. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
15. Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
16. Hernando de Soto
17. Sir Richard Hawkins
18. Hernando Cortés
19. Bartolomeu Dias
20. Pedro Álvares Cabral
21. Giovanni da Verrazzano
22. John Cabot
23. Martin Forbisher
24. Jacques Cartier
25. Henry Hudson
26. Jacques Marquette
27. Samuel de Champlain
28. Henry the Navigator
29. Pánfilo de Narváez
30. Sir Humphrey Gilbert
31. Martin Alonzo Pinzon
32. Vicente Yáñez Pinzón

This has worked well for my students so I hope yours find the same success!

Check out my other Historic Trading Cards:

32 Famous Figures from the Civil War Era: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Authors in History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from the American Revolution: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from the Harlem Renaissance: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Reformers from the Progressive Era (1890-1920): Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Scientists in History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Women in American History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from World War II: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from the Industrial Revolution: Trading Cards to Complete


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