This hand-out is a cut and paste activity. It covers CA History standards 4.2.2 and 4.2.3. Students cut out descriptions of various European explorers and paste them into a timeline. Explorers include: Christopher Columbus, Hernado Cortes, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Sir Francis Drake, Sebastian Vizcaino, Vitus Bering, Gaspar de Portola, Junipero Serra, and James Cook.
Included with download is a PDF for the cut and paste activity and a Notebook file that can be displayed using a projector or a SMARTboard. There is also a .kmz file that includes tours for all explorers discussed. Open the file in Google Earth.