Student will independently research one explorer to create a powerpoint slideshow displaying the life and contributions of the person. The outline is for planning and research purposes and walks the student through each slide and what information should be included on each. Basic powerpoint application and knowledge is a prerequisite for using this activity with students. Early explorers created the foundation of exploration which led to the discoveries of the Americas. Knowledge of these contributions is usually taught before the American Colonies in the upper elementary grades history and social studies curriculum frameworks.