My students enjoy learning new facts about important explorers from the website. I usually use this activity as a review or introduction activity for my middle school students and it takes at least one to two class periods for my students to finish. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.
The following explorers are covered in this webquest:
Vasco da Gama
Sir Francis Drake
Captain James Cook
The following questions are covered are in the webquest for each explorer.
The year the person was born
What country or city-state where the person was born
What year the person died
What the person is best known for
Two interesting facts about the person
Two fun facts about the person
An answer sheet is not included, I just print off the biography from the website for each explorer.
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